Citlalli Chvez 
Photo: Pocho1 Visual Movement 

ACTA Bids Farewell to Citlalli Ch�vez

This month, Project Coordinator Citlalli Ch�vez left ACTA to take a job in her chosen field of labor policy and research. Citlalli will join the UCLA Labor Center as their Communications Coordinator and will also be helping the center incorporate cultural and creative elements into current research initiatives.  ACTA is grateful to Citlalli for her great work and her colleagues at ACTA wish her the best in her new position at UCLA.

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Funding for Traditional Arts through CAC's Local Impact, Cultural Pathways, and Artists Activating Communities Programs

ACTA is excited to share the news that the California Arts Council (CAC) has announced its upcoming call for grant applications. We believe that several of their funding opportunities - specifically the Local Impact program and the newly launched Cultural Pathways and Artists Activating Communities programs - would be an especially good fit for many traditional artists and organizations. We encourage you to explore the following opportunities, join the CAC for its February 4th webinar, and please pass on this information to other folk and traditional artists and organizations in your networks.

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WATCH :: Happy 40th Anniversary to the California Arts Council!

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts wishes the California Arts Council a very happy anniversary, as it kicks off its 40th year celebration. ACTA is proud to be the CAC's official statewide partner in serving the folk & traditional arts field, and looks forward to another 40 years of making the arts flourish.

The California Arts Council traveled across the state to film some of the inspiring people making an impact in their communities through art and creative expression. The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is one of the featured California nonprofits. Over the coming months, the CAC will be sharing a new video each week.; this week they released a sneak peek of the upcoming videos, and we invite you to watch.

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Keep Arts in Schools with Your State Tax Return

California taxpayers can support arts education programs this tax season through the California Arts Council's Keep Arts in Schools Fund. Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more via the Voluntary Contribution portion of their 2015 state tax returns. In 2015, the fund raised more than $260,000!

For more information, please visit the California Art Council's website.

California Arts Council's Artists Activating Communities
Deadline: March 2, 2016

California Arts Council's Cultural Pathways
Deadline: March 10, 2016

California Arts Council's Local Impact
Deadline: March 16, 2016