Mono basket weavers Julie Dick Tex, Mandy Marine, and Carly Tex are featured in the CAC's new video about ACTA.
Photo: For Example Media

WATCH :: ACTA is Featured in New Video by the California Arts Council

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration this year, the California Arts Council traveled across the state to film a series of videos profiling some of the inspiring people making an impact in their communities through art and creative expression.  As the CAC's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts is proud to be one of the featured nonprofits.  We invite you to watch.

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Master artist Jenny Bawer Young (left) will mentor her apprentice Kimberly Requesto in the practice of the indigenous Kalinga dance of the Philippines. 
Photo courtesy of Jenny Bawer Young 

18 Artist Teams Launch Statewide Apprenticeships to Support California's Cultural Traditions

ACTA is pleased to welcome 18 teams of artists to its Apprenticeship Program, which encourages the continuation of the state's living cultural heritage by contracting exemplary master artists to offer intensive training and mentorship to qualified apprentices.

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Members of Grupo Folklorico Huaxyacac, a Living Cultures Grants Program grantee.
Photo courtesy of Grupo Folklorico Huaxyacac

Alliance for California Traditional Arts Awards $200,000 to Support the State's Living Cultural Heritage

Through its Living Cultures Grants Program, ACTA is awarding $200,000 in grants to forty-one California nonprofit organizations to support projects in folk and traditional arts.

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ACTA Program Specialist Beto Gonz�lez  
Photo: John Bajana

ACTA Welcomes New Program Specialist Beto Gonz�lez

ACTA is excited to introduce its newest staff member Beto Gonz�lez. Coming to ACTA with almost 20 years of experience in the performing arts in Los Angeles, Beto is an experienced musician, producer, and ethnomusicologist specializing in the traditional music of Brazil and the African Diaspora in Latin America.  As a Program Specialist based in ACTA's Los Angeles office, Beto will be working on ACTA's Building Healthy Communities and Promise Zone Arts initiatives, which are focused on documenting local cultural treasures and engaging the local community and treasures in policy change in communities across Southern California.  He will also be involved in administering ACTA's on-going services, programs, and technical assistance in the Southern California region, working closely with ACTA's Southern California Project Manager Quetzal Flores.

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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 Local Impact
Deadline: March 16, 2016

California Arts Council's Cultural Pathways
Deadline: March 30, 2016