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 VOLUME 9, NO. 9
January 24, 2012 

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.

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Funding Opportunities and Other Support

Administration for Native Americans Grants Opportunities

Deadline: January 31

 

Arts Council Silicon Valley: Regional Arts Fund

February 6

 

MAAF Launches Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America  

February 10

 

Deadline: February 15

 

Deadline: March 1

March 1

 

Creative Capital

March 1

 

San Francisco Foundation: 2012 Community Leadership Awards

March 1

 

Deadline: March 8

April 20

 

National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America Fast-Track

Deadline: May 24

 

Deadline: May 31

 

ACTA's Traditional Arts Development Program
Deadline: Ongoing


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Upcoming Events

January 21 - May 19, 2012 

Berkeley

 

January 28, 2012
Sunland 

January 28, 2012
Berkeley 

January 29, 2012
San Mateo 

January 29, 2012
Oakland 

 

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Current Exhibits
Through August 26 
Eureka

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oneAn Apprenticeship in Chinese Lion Head Restoration

 

Master martial artist and lion head maker Corey Chan (left) and his 2011 apprentice Chris Low.
Master martial artist and lion head maker Corey Chan (left), his apprentice Chris Low, and the lion head that was restored during their apprenticeship.
Photo: Russell Rodríguez

During their participation ACTA's Apprenticeship Program, master martial artist and lion dancer Corey Chan and his apprentice Chris Low restored an old, damaged lion head.  Visit ACTA's website to learn more.

 

twoACTA's Bay Area Traditional Arts Roundtable Series Begins Next Month

Grupo Aguacero at ACTA's Traditional Arts Roundtable Series in 2011. Photo: Loren R. Robertson Productions
Grupo Aguacero at ACTA's Traditional Arts Roundtable Series in 2011.
Photo: Loren R. Robertson Productions

Calling all traditional and tradition-based artists and art organizations!  ACTA's Bay Area Traditional Arts Roundtable Series 2012 -- offering opportunities for traditional artists and arts advocates to learn from one another through intimate discussion, technical assistance, networking, and sharing community-based arts and culture -- will begin on February 22, 2012, with a full calendar of events to be announced soon.  Visit ACTA's website for more information on the first session, La Mesa: How do I know what is beautiful? An Exploration of Differing Aesthetics from a Traditional Arts Point of View.

threeACTA's Briefing, Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health, Featured in California Watch
 
Teaching and learning traditional Triqui backstrap weaving techniques in Greenfield, California, is part of the larger ACTA-supported Triqui Dreaming project, organized by the Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indigena.
Teaching and learning traditional Triqui backstrap weaving techniques in Greenfield, California, is part of the larger ACTA-supported Triqui Dreaming project, organized by the Movimiento Cultural de la Union Indigena. Photo: Lily Kharrazi

ACTA's briefing, Weaving Traditional Arts Into the Fabric of Community Health -- the result of a study by UC Davis's Center for Reducing Health Disparities, which links participation in traditional arts to individual and community health -- was featured this month in the statewide media outlet California Watch.  Read the article by Patricia Leigh Brown on California Watch's website.

fourNational Endowment for the Arts Workshops Presented in Fresno
 
National Endowment for the Arts logo
Join NEA staff for an informational meeting to learn how to apply to the National Endowment for the Arts for funding.  Learn about the application process and requirements and have the chance to speak first-hand with an agency representative.  The workshop will be held on February 1, 2012, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Arte Américas in Fresno.  Application deadline is March 8.  Visit ACTA's website for more information on the workshops and how to sign up

fiveDonate to the California Arts Council by Checking Off the Arts on Your Tax Return
 

California Arts Council Check Off the Arts logoWant to help bring arts and arts education to California communities and schools?  Contribute to the California Arts Council Fund on your annual state tax return!  Look for the California Arts Council Fund in the "contributions" section.  Thousands of children and millions of Californians can benefit from arts education and local arts through the state's arts agency.  In fact, ACTA is a California Arts Council grantee.  With millions of Californians filing tax returns, if each one made even a $1 donation, it would raise a tremendous amount for the arts in California.

 

Contact ACTA
info@actaonline.org
559-237-9812

   The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is the California
   Arts Council's  official partner in serving the state's folk &
   traditional arts field.