#MyCreativeCA Video: Alliance for California Traditional Arts

We’ve created a series of short-form, documentary videos that celebrate creative expression in California. The videos follow art programming across California, from rural towns to some of the state’s largest cities, which are making positive impacts in our communities.

This week’s video showcases the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, whose work preserves the unique art forms of California’s diverse cultures. Some of these art forms are native to our state; others have traveled here from every corner of the globe. Whatever the origin, these traditions are now part of the rich cultural fabric of our state. ACTA’s Living Cultures and apprenticeship programs pass old skills to a new generation of artists and artisans.

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#MyCreativeCA Video: Veterans Initiative in the Arts

We’ve created a series of short-form, documentary videos that celebrate creative expression in California. The videos follow art programming across California, from rural towns to some of the state’s largest cities, which are making positive impacts in our communities.

California is home to two million veterans, more than any other state. This year, the California Arts Council is expanding our support of arts programming for veterans, active military, and their families through our Veterans Initiative in the Arts program. Here’s one example of how veterans and local artists are collaborating to create a large-scale, community art installation in the town of Marysville as part a project from our grantee Yuba Sutter Arts.

Applications are currently being accepted for our expanded Veterans Initiative in the Arts program for arts projects serving veterans, active military, and their families. Click here to learn more.

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#MyCreativeCA Video: Actors’ Gang Prison Project

We’ve created a series of short-form, documentary videos that celebrate creative expression in California. The videos follow art programming across California, from rural towns to some of the state’s largest cities, which are making positive impacts in our communities.

Through a partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, our Arts in Corrections program provides rehabilitative arts services across the state. We traveled to document the work of one of our ten arts providers, the Actors’ Gang, whose Prison Project workshops use a 16th century theatrical art form to change the lives of inmates at state correctional facilities.

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#MyCreativeCA Video: Destiny Arts

We’ve created a series of short-form, documentary videos that celebrate creative expression in California. The series of videos follow art programming across California, from rural towns to some of the state’s largest cities, which are making positive impacts in communities.

The first video in our series comes from the Bay Area. Oakland-based dance organization, Destiny Arts first received California Arts Council grant in 1989. They currently receive support through our Artists in Schools and JUMP StArts programs.

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