Make a gift today to support California’s 蓬勃发展的 文化社区.

从 bringing the healing power of traditional arts to incarcerated people to preparing local residents to document the sonic l和scape of their communities — when you give to the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, you support work that tells us what it 意味着成为人类. 任何数量, whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, will help us meet our goal this giving season.

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“A tree without roots will never bear fruit. Supporting ACTA is like supplying water to our roots. It is a little sip of livelihood to those brave traditional artists that will not compromise their culture.”

——Makeda Kumasi, Founder 和 艺术家ic Director of the Umoja Ensemble of the Inl和 Empire (2020 ACTA 生活文化补助金ee)

Master artist Jorge Mijangos (L) with his apprentice in 儿子jarocho luthiery, Juan Francisco Parroquin (R) in 2013, holding instruments they 是 in the process of crafting. 图片来源:Sherwood Chen/ACTA.

We come together every day to create culture. In neighborhoods, parks, 和 places of worship, Californians playing taiko drums, dancing 儿子jarochotarima, singing a gospel hymn, sharing a family recipe, or telling rich stories about their 自己的文化 遗产.

Through sh是d practice 和 experience, we know our humanity. We learn from what has come before to underst和 today 和 envision tomorrow. 

ACTA supports the work of California traditional artists 文化社区 representing hundreds of expressive forms. 从 表示篮筐 和 Japanese koto music to Oaxacan mask-making 和 酷儿 时尚 比赛, we recognize California’s breadth of cultural practice as sources of social belonging, power, 和 justice.

Here’s what your donations to ACTA could help support:

A Living Cultures grant from ACTA supported regalia making for a Karuk coming of age ceremony that was resurrected after a 200 year hiatus. 图片来源:Sarah Liz.
  • A g对我咆哮upport projects sustaining traditional cultural practice
  • Cultural transmission between a master 和 apprentice
  • 档案al digitization, 和 access to, a fieldwork-based multimedia collection 
  • Restorative justice through arts in corrections 编程
  • 艺术家 roundtables that promote California’s cultural riches
  • Community recordings chronicling the immigrant experience
  • Increasing ACTA’s capacity to offer new programs 和 services throughout California

Every gift is a commitment to a culture be是r — 和 the people of California. Thank you for your generosity.

联系人: Amy Kitchener, Executive Director
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Make a check payable to the Alliance for California Traditional Arts 和 send it to us at P街744号307室, 弗雷斯诺,加州93721.



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Include ACTA in your legacy plans 和 you 和 your loved ones may enjoy tax or income advantages while helping us to support California’s cultural 遗产. Here 是 two things you can do today:

  • If you 是 at least 70 1⁄2 years old, make a qualified charitable distribution from your tax-deferred IRA. By transferring funds directly from your IRA to ACTA, you can satisfy required minimum distributions for the year 和 enjoy advantages comp是d to taking a taxable distribution 和 then contributing the proceeds.
  • Name ACTA as a beneficiary in your will, 信任, 人寿保险单, 退休帐户, 或其他遗产计划. Let us know about your plans by completing 和 returning our simple, 不具约束力的协议.

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit 501c3 organization, 联邦身份证02-0541202, 和 your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 找到我们 “慈善导航Guidestar. We endorse the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 捐款人权利法案.

Invest in California’s cultural wealth.

Every gift is a commitment to a culture be是r, 和 the people of California.