In This Issue:
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
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NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence
San Franicsco Art Commission's Cultural Equity Initiatives: Level 1
Composer Collaboration Awards
CA$H Grants: Theater
Deadline: Sep 7
New Stages for Dance
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture's Fund for the Arts
CA$H Grants: Dance
Deadline: Sep 27
Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange
California Documentary Project
Call for Applicants: World Festival of Sacred Music 2011
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Maculelê Brazilian Folk Dance Class
Through Aug 13, 2010
North American Guqin Association Guqin Workshops
Through Aug 15, 2010
Guatemala in My Heart
Aug 8, 2010
Jazz at the Bowl
Aug 11, 2010
Shasta Taiko at the Fairs
Aug 13, 2010
List your event or exhibit
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Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition at the Museum of the American West
Through Nov 7, 2010
Los AngelesViva México!
Heroes and Artisans at the Mingei Museum
Though Jan 2, 2011
Cultural Equity Dialogues: Sustainability|Editor's Note: This is the fourth article
in ACTA's Cultural Equity Dialogues. Based on ACTA's
community forum, Building Cultural Equity Through the Traditional
Arts, held in Los Angeles in February 2010, the Cultural Equity
Dialogues are a series of online, 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
How do you as individuals sustain the work you
do to perpetuate cultural equity -- advocacy, activism, and policy
change? What are strategies for institutionalizing cultural equity policies?
Promise Fulfilled|By Amy Uyeki
Chapter Seven: In Despair by Amy UyekiAfter the death of her mother, Shizue Harada, Aiko Uyeki made a
pledge to herself that she would put together a collection of her
mother's poetry during her own lifetime. Shizue Harada died in 1997 and
wrote under the pen name Sanae, a name given to her by her poetry
teacher. Sanae wrote poems in Japanese that were often mistaken for the
popular poem form, haiku, but are actually called senryu.
Supported in part by a grant from ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program, Aiko Uyeki fulfilled her promise this year with the publication of Sanae, Senryu Poet Her Life in 5-7-5. Complementing the poems in this collection is the artwork of Amy Uyeki, Sanae's
Tunes Names Suzy Thompson Next Artistic Director|
The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has named California's
Suzy Thompson as its new Artistic Director.
Suzy will begin her duties at Fiddle Tunes this fall, working with
program manager Peter McCracken to select artists and curate the Fiddle Tunes
festival experience, now in its 34th year.
Dance/USA Seeks Executive Director|
national service organization for professional dance, seeks a visionary
energetic communicator and manager as Executive Director to lead it in
its next decade of development. The Executive Director reports to the
Board of Trustees and is charged with setting strategic direction in
conjunction with the Trustees and implementing the organization's vision
with complete authority and oversight responsibility for operations.
The successful candidate will combine passion, vision, leadership, and
communication skills to represent the broad and diverse constituencies
that Dance/USA serves and engaging them in building consensus in this
transformational time.Read more...