Last Chance to Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal: Give Today!

There are four days left in ACTA's year-end campaign, and we need your help to meet our fundraising goal. Supporting ACTA with a gift of any amount is a direct investment in traditional knowledge, cultural development, and the celebration of art. Our programs create opportunities for Californians to learn, connect, create, and belong in this world. Join our mission!

"There is a lack of investment in culture and art in our schools and in our communities in general. Being involved and engaged with ACTA really helps shift and change that narrative."
- Omar Torres, Director of Social Responsibility
Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA
Building Healthy Communities Participant
"The relationships in the first it was kind of standoffish, then we all started figuring out what we're good at, what tools we can bring to the table with each other. We really don't have a connection outside on the yard with each other, but when we come in here we found a way to pull together in a very strong and unique way."

-Lamar, Music and Songwriting Student
 California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi
"The ACTA Apprenticeship program allowed me to spend more time training one-on-one with Farah Didi,  which was and is crucial to deepening my knowledge and understanding of Kathak. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from an amazing teacher and mentor and to have been exposed to a wonderful community of artists who I can look up to."

-Sreoshi Sarkar, Kathak Dancer
Apprenticeship Program Participant Under
Master Artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

"ACTA...are the ones who helped me, to guide me in opening up the opportunity to preserve our traditional music, and preserve the language and culture of the Vietnamese community in America."

-Hang Le To, Executive Director
Au Co Vietnamese Community and Cultural Center
Thank you for supporting the traditional arts of California!
Join the ACTA Team!
Full-Time Development Manager Position Now Open
Bidding Farewell to Patricia Wakida,
ACTA Development and Donor Engagement Manager

In January 2019 we will be saying goodbye to our dear Patricia Wakida, ACTA's Development and Donor Engagement Manager. Since 2016, Patricia has played a key role in informing ACTA's many proposals, grant applications, and online communications as a liaison between our many partners, community members, and affiliated artists up and down California. She has held and informed ACTA's first dedicated development position, and is currently at the helm of our 2018 
end-of-year campaign.  Patricia is also an accomplished  print-maker , storyteller, and mother of three-year-old Kumi. We will miss her open heart and collaborative spirit, and we wish her the very best in all her endeavors. Thank you Patricia for your service to the arts!
National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Organizations:  Guidelines and application materials for three NEA funding categories--Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships--have been posted on the NEA website.
Grants for organizations support exemplary projects in artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, multidisciplinary works, theater, and visuals arts.  Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.   DEADLINE: various deadlines beginning 02/04/19

California Arts Council Grants:    Applications close soon for several California Arts Council grants including: Local Impact, Creative California Communities, Youth Arts Action, Arts Integration Training, Artists in School, and Reentry Through the Arts.  Click   to learn more about the available opportunities and application procedures. DEADLINE: 01/09/2019

California Civil Liberties Program:  The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (California Civil Liberties Program) is a state-funded grant project to sponsor public educational activities and development of educational materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry will be remembered so that the causes and circumstance of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood. Click to learn more. DEADLINE: 03/04/2019
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field.
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