Attend the Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ (ACTA) Santa Ana Seminar About Funding Opportunities on June 7th.
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports ways for cultural traditions to thrive by providing resources for folk and traditional artists through an Apprenticeship Program, a Living Cultures Grants Program, and a Traditional Arts Development Program. Details here.
Join ACTA staff for an informational seminar on its funding programs on Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Santa Ana at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, 310 W. 5th Street. RSVP here.
ACTA 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. Folk and traditional artists are tradition bearers: people who transmit what they believe, know, do and create with others who share a common heritage. From Ohlone basketry and African-American quilt-making to cowboy poetry and Vietnamese opera, California is home to hundreds of diverse traditions.
ACTA connects artists, communities, and funders to each other, information, and resources through grants and contracts, convenings, research, and technical assistance. ACTA also provides advocacy through local and national field-building. Rooted in California’s cultural communities, ACTA is in direct communication with tradition bearers who are often un- or under-recognized by mainstream funders. ACTA’s programs and services are created, evaluated, and evolved as a response to the specific needs of these artists and their communities.
Folk & traditional artists are tradition bearers: people who transmit what they believe, know, do, and create with others who share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region. These expressions are deeply rooted in and reflective of a community’s shared standards of beauty, values, or life experiences. Folk and traditional arts are, ultimately, passed on from one generation to the next and express a collective wisdom, rather than a unique personal aesthetic.