|Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health: A Briefing From the Alliance for California Traditional Arts|
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is pleased to announce the publication of Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health, a briefing on the potential to promote health through engagement in community-centered traditional arts. The briefing presents an overview of the burgeoning field of arts-for-health, as evidenced by evaluations of two of ACTA's signature programs: the Living Cultures Grants Program and the Apprenticeship Program.
Weaving Traditional Arts into the Fabric of Community Health may be downloaded at http://www.actaonline.org/content/briefing.
|ArtPlace: New National Collaboration Funds Artists and Arts Organizations|
ArtPlace, described below, has asked ACTA to forward this information to relevant groups working with folk & traditional arts groups who might be interested in art and the connection to economic opportunity and quality of life.
ArtPlace, a new public-private partnership to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S., is inviting brief Letters of Inquiry from prospective grantees through November 15, 2011. ArtPlace is driven by the evidence that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities, thus increasing the desire and the economic opportunity for people to thrive in place.