VOLUME 8, NO. 6
November 8, 2010 
In This Issue:
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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

Our Apprenticeship Officially Comes to an End
on Linda Yamane's Apprenticeship Blog
Nov 07, 2010

Linda & Carol Demonstrate Ohlone Basketry at "A Gathering of Ohlone Peoples" at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont
on Linda Yamane's Apprenticeship Blog
Nov 02, 2010

Learning to Weave With Feathers

on Linda Yamane's Apprenticeship Blog
Nov 02, 2010

ACTA Site Visit: Digging Sedge at Fort Ord

on Linda Yamane's Apprenticeship Blog
Nov 02, 2010

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Upcoming Events

Kularts Presents @ Hallidie Plaza
Through Nov 21, 2010
San Francisco

Gamelan Workshop: Music of Bali
Through Nov 17, 2010
San Francisco

7th Annual San Francisco African Dance and Drum Festival
Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2010
San Francisco

Gamelan Cudamani presents Bamboo to Bronze
Nov 11, 2010
Los Angeles

Festival Flamenco Gitano

Nov 16 - Nov 17, 2010


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firstarticleACTA Grants $210,000 to San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast Nonprofits

ACTA announces the launch of its Traditional Arts Sustainability Grants.  This program aims to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities and communities of color in the Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley.  This initiative is supported by a joint partnership between the David & Lucile Packard, James Irvine and William & Flora Hewlett Foundations as part of their Community Leadership Project.

ACTA is awarding $210,000 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations in Monterey, Merced, Fresno, Kings and Kern Counties.  These grants will provide core operating support and capacity building training and coaching.  These organizations focus their work in a wide array of ethnic communities and cultural expressions, including traditional Mexican dance, mariachi music, Hmong traditional music, Chicano theatre, and the preservation of native Kawaiisu languages and knowledge.


secondarticleACTA Welcomes New Program Manager Nayamn Martnez Coss�o
ACTA welcomes its newest staff member, Nayam�n Mart�nez Coss�o, who comes to ACTA with extensive experience as a community health and cultural worker.  In her job at ACTA, Nayam�n will be responsible for managing ACTA's newest program, Traditional Arts Sustainability Grants.  She will also be conducting Spanish-language outreach across ACTA's programs, as well as working on ACTA's development team to maintain and expand funding for the organization's support of the folk and traditional arts field.


thirdarticleExamining Quilt Legacies
Cuesta's Choice, a quilt by Hazel Carter.  Photo courtesy of Michigan State University Museum.

By Marion Coleman

Editor's Note: Last month, with support from ACTA's Traditional Arts Development Program, quilter Marion Coleman attended Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry
-A Symposium on Research and Using Quilt History Collections held at Michigan State Univerity Museum.  In the following article, Marion discusses her experience at the symposium and shares some of the quilts she studied.

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   Council's official partner in serving the state's folk & traditional
   arts field.