The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive now
and into the future by providing advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and
traditional artists and their communities.
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Fund For Artists Matching Commissions
Native Arts &
Cultures Foundation's Grantmaking Programs
ACTA's Traditional Arts Sustainability Grants
Deadline: Jul 9
Investing in Artists Round VI
Celebrate! San Francisco: Call for
ACTA's Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: Jul 16
ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program
Deadline: Jul 30
NEA's Access to
Composer Collaboration Awards
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Chekeré Classes with Bobi Cespedes
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Jun 5 - Jun 27, 2010
Semshae-Heart Songs: Tibetan Music for Children CD Release
Jun 13, 2010
Flamenco Arts & Traditions
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
Santa Cruz Japanese Cultural Fair
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 23 - Jun 25, 2010
Charya Burt Cambodian
Dance Presents a Work-in-Progress: Blossoming Antiquities
Jun 23, 2010
Biza Sompa Congolese Dance Workshops
Jun 24 - Jul 3, 2010
Valley, Ukiah, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz
of Art Boot Camp
Jun 25 - Jun 27, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
TAIKOPROJECT: Rhythmic Relations 2010
Jul 10 - Jul 11, 2010
Children of Many Colors Powwow
Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
The World Festival of Sacred Music
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2010
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Hawaiian Textile Exhibits Opening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts
& TextilesView event details...
May 16, 2010 - Aug 8, 2010
Heroes and Artisans at the Mingei Museum
Though- Jan 2, 2011
Cultural Equity Dialogues: The Teacher's Gift|By Prumsodun Ok
Editor's Note: The Teacher's Gift is an
essay by Cambodian classical dancer Prumsodun Ok in response to last month's Leadership segment of ACTA's Cultural Equity
Dialogues, a series of interactive articles exploring topics
relating to cultural equity and folk & traditional arts. You
are invited to join this conversation by clicking the "Read More..." link below to post your own comments and
Soth Sam On places an apsara crown on Sophiline Cheam Shapiro circa 1984. Courtesy of Khmer Arts Academy.Once, a long time ago, there lived a powerful hermit. He had under his
tutelage three very capable and intelligent students and wanted to
bestow a most precious gift upon the most deserving of them. There was
Moni Mekhala, goddess of the seas, and the storm demon Ream Eyso; Prince
Vorachhun studied magic with the wise man as well. Seeing their
abilities, the hermit could not decide who to give his gift to so he
conceived a contest in which the winner would receive the prize. He
told his students sitting in respect below him, whom he loved like his
own children, "Whoever should bring me back a glass full of morning dew
first will be master of this gift."
REMINDER!: Upcoming Deadlines for ACTA's Programs|
You are invited to participate in a webinar on Thursday, June 17, 2010, to learn more about ACTA's programs and their application processes.
Those interested in applying to the Traditional Arts Sustainability Grants are encouraged to attend a half-day organizational capacity building workshop in Fresno on Saturday, June 19, 2010, or a 90-minute webinar on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Read more about the organizational capacity building workshop and/or webinar.
Guidelines and Applications for ACTA's Three Core Programs Now Available in Spanish|
Guidelines and Applications for the Living Cultures Grants Program, the Apprenticeship Program, and the Traditional Arts Development Program are now available in Spanish.Read more...
Guías y solicitudes de tres programas principales de ACTA ahora disponible en español|
Guías y solicitudes para las Becas para el Programa de Culturas Vivas, el Programa de Aprendizaje, y el Programa para el Desarrollo de las Artes Tradicionales están ahora disponible en español.Leer más...
YouTube Video Features Excerpts from Teatro de la Tierra's Regeneración|
Radio Bilingüe's Raices II Series Continues to Highlight California's Traditional Artists|
Radio Bilingüe continues its successful Raices II series, which focuses on California's traditional artists, with two more features. Radio Bilingüe reports from a bembé in Oakland, California, honoring the orisha (diety) Yemaya; and a performance in Concord, California, of Native California dancer Eddie Madril.
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts serves in an editorial
advisory role for Raíces II