Volume 12, No. 1                                                                        June 10, 2014
What's New

 Inside ACTA: New Program
 Changes and Developments
 By Amy Kitchener, Executive Director

 This month, we're excited to announce
 the call for proposals for ACTA's 2015
 Living Cultures Grants Program and

 Apprenticeship Program. There are
 several important changes to share. While
 we're navigating some challenging terrain
 with reduced funding, we will be able to
 maintain a strong core of program
                                             ...Read More

 New Guidelines Available for
 the Living Cultures Grants and
 Apprenticeship Programs
 This month, ACTA announces the
 availability of new guidelines for its

 Living Cultures Grants Program 
 Deadline: August 1, 2014

 Apprenticeship Program 
 Deadline: August 1, 2014

 Join us on June 18, 25, or 30 (English) or
 on June 19 (Spanish) for a webinar to
 learn more about ACTA's programs.

                                                                                                                                 ...Read More

 ACTA Introduces New Project
 Coordinator Citlalli Chávez
 ACTA is excited to introduce its newest
 staff member Citlalli Chávez. Coming to
 ACTA as an experienced immigrant rights
 activist and community and labor
 organizer, Citlalli has joined ACTA as a
 project coordinator, working on ACTA's
 Activating Cultural Assets in Building
 Healthy Community Places initiative in
 collaboration with the California

                                             ...Read More
 ACTA to Launch Pilot Program
 in California State Prisons
 This month, the California Arts Council
 (CAC) awarded contracts to seven
 organizations for Arts-in-Corrections
 programs in fourteen state correctional
 facilities.  The Alliance for California
 Traditional Arts (ACTA) will receive
 $90,000 to provide rehabilitative arts
 services at Kern Valley State Prison and
 California State Prison, Corcoran. 

                                             ...Read More

 $7 Million Budget Appropriated
 for California Arts Council ::
 Your Help is Still Needed!
 Last week, the Legislative Budget Conference
 Committee voted 8-0 to approve an
 appropriation of $7 million from the general
 fund for 2014-15 to the California Arts
 Council (CAC).

 Your help is still needed!  The full state budget
 will now go to a floor vote in both houses of
 the Legislature and then to the Governor to
 be signed.  We ask for your help one more
 time to communicate to the Governor your
 support for the Legislature's appropriation
 to the CAC. 

                                             ...Read More

Following ACTA

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