Master Karuk basket weaver Wilverna Reece (left) and her current apprentice Dixie Rogers.
Photo courtesy of Wilverna Reece

New Funding Opportunities :: ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program and Apprenticeship Program

This month, ACTA announces new funding opportunities for folk & traditional artists:

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Join us for a webinar on May 31 or June 9 (English) or June 2 (Spanish) to learn more about ACTA's programs.

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Artist and activist Angelique Kidjo will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming symposium co-hosted by ACTA, Cultural Sustainability in the age of Globalization. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  

ACTA to Co-Host Symposium: Cultural Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

Next month, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan will host a one-day symposium exploring exemplary efforts to sustain local artistic practices and cultural identities in the face of ever-accelerating globalization.  The symposium will be held on May 12, 2016, at the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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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 Professional Development and Consulting
Deadline: April 21, 2016

City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program
Deadline: May 16, 2016

ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program
Deadline: July 15, 2016

ACTA's Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: July 15, 2016