VOLUME 8, NO. 3
August 10, 2010 
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About Us:
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.

Recent Blog Posts

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence
Deadline: Aug 12

San Franicsco Art Commission's Cultural Equity Initiatives: Level 1
Deadline: Aug 25

Composer Collaboration Awards
Deadline: Aug 26

CA$H Grants: Theater
Deadline: Sep 7

New Stages for Dance
Deadline: Sep 15

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture's Fund for the Arts
Deadline: Sep 24

CA$H Grants: Dance
Deadline: Sep 27

Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange
Deadline: Oct 1

California Documentary Project
Deadline: Nov 1

Call for Applicants: World Festival of Sacred Music 2011
Deadline: Jan 10

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Upcoming Events

Maculelê Brazilian Folk Dance Class
Through Aug 13, 2010
San Francisco

North American Guqin Association Guqin Workshops
Through Aug 15, 2010
Union City

Guatemala in My Heart
Aug 8, 2010

Jazz at the Bowl
Aug 11, 2010

Shasta Taiko at the Fairs
Aug 13, 2010

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Current Exhibits


The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition at the Museum of the American West

Through Nov 7, 2010
Los Angeles

Viva México! Heroes and Artisans at the Mingei Museum
Though Jan 2, 2011
San Diego

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culturalequity 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 stories.

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?


promisefulfilledPromise Fulfilled

By Amy Uyeki

Chapter Seven: In Despair by Amy Uyeki
After 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 5-7-5Complementing the poems in this collection is the artwork of Amy Uyeki, Sanae's granddaughter.


suzythompsonFiddle Tunes Names Suzy Thompson Next Artistic Director

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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.


danceusaDance/USA Seeks Executive Director

Dance/USA, a 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.


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