Alliance for California Traditional Arts
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (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.
Through the Community Leadership Project, ACTA provides core operating support and capacity-building grants to grassroots organizations working in the traditional arts and serving low-income people and communities of color.
Regions Served: Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley
Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced, Monterey and San Joaquin counties
Total Award: $410,000
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts awarded multi-year core operating grants to eight small and emerging organizations. This diverse cohort represents the multi-cultural spectrum of the Central Coast and the Central Valley: Latino, South East Asian, African American, Native American, and Indigenous Mexicans.
ACTA is enhancing the capacity building of these grassroots organizations through trainings and tailored consultancies in grassroots fundraising, economic development and micro-enterprise models. Additionally, in 2010, ACTA offered free fundraising workshops to all folk and traditional arts organizations in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast, regardless of whether they were eligible to apply for grant funds. In this way, ACTA is extending the reach of the Community Leadership Project and strengthening the tier of very small and newly developing organizations working to preserve folk and traditional arts.
- Arte Americas
- Caminos del Arte
- Centro de Unidad Popular Benito Juarez
- Kawaiisu Language and Cultural Center
- Kings County Regional Traditional Folk Arts
- Merced Lao Family Community
- Teatro de la Tierra
- The Way Ministries
Project Launched: Spring 2010