ACTA develops publications, reports, and multimedia reflecting the state of cultural arts in California. In collaboration with experts, artists, and advocates from the field, we examine the intersections of arts, community health, social wellbeing, and public policy. Browse our latest publications and multimedia below.



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A report exploring the effects of arts education in prison
Opportunities to Support Folk & Traditional Arts in the United States
Traditional Arts as Enduring Social Practice in California’s Bay Area
Traditional Arts as Healing, Restorative Justice
After a surreal year, we are grateful to be here.   The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating to the folk and traditional arts community. During this time of extreme need among our constituents, ACTA did not close down or downsize operations. Rather, we more…
A new educational resource from ACTA
A Building Healthy Communities Story
Activando la salud pública a través de las artes tradicionales
Activating public health through traditional arts
At ACTA, we believe that social distance doesn’t have to mean social isolation. That’s why we introduced a new series of live videos called Shelter Together, bringing you LIVE performances, demonstrations, and words of wisdom from traditional artists across California on our social media channels! Participants…