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 and their communities.

Applications & guidelines are available now :  or call  to have applications mailed to you.  Deadline for both programs is JULY 15  

Apprenticeship Program:  Contracts to California-based master artists or culture- bearers for $3,000 to offer intensive one-on-one training for a specific art form to a qualified apprentice for six to twelve months.  Contact: Russell Rodriguez [email protected]  or 415.269.0026  

Living Cultures Grants Program: Grants up to $5,000 will support proposals that sustain and transmit traditional arts expressions and demonstrate impact on cultural communities.  Open to organizations with budgets under $250,000.  If you have been awarded a Living Cultures grant for three consecutive years, we ask that you sit out once year before reapplying. 

Contact: Lily Kharrazi [email protected] or 415. 346.5200  

More Info?  

Join our webinar on June 11 (English) and June 4 (Spanish). 

Sign up via email and we will send you instructions:  [email protected]