Announcing Traditional Arts Roundtable Series, 2018-2019
Ritual + Improvisation in Los Angeles

Join us in kicking off this season of our Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS)  in Los Angeles!  Meet with traditional and community-based  artists and supporters to share practices of ritual and improvisat ion that help us heal, connect, and build  relationships across cultures.

December 1, 2018 from 1-4 PM
A tea ceremony and community dialogue honoring 1994 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow in Japanese Chado Ceremony,  Madame Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto, and members of the  Urasenke School of Chado.

Tea Room at the  Japanese American Cultural 
 &  Community Cente in Little Tokyo
244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free + Open to the Public
Spaces Limited

To  RSVP, please email by Nov. 26
For the last decade, ACTA's Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS) was designed to st rengthen intercultural traditional arts  networks and to offer opportunities for traditional and tradit ion-based artists and arts advocates to  learn from one another through discussion, techni cal assistance, networking, and sharing  community-based arts and culture.

Participant at L.A. Uprising: 25 Years Later at Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance in 2017.

For this season of TARS in Los Angeles, ACTA has partnered 
with  the curatorial staff at the Japanese  Cultural and Community C enter (J ACCC) in L.A. ' s Little Tokyo neighborhood to produce a special 7-part  season of TARS at the JACCC campus, through  June of 2019.

In partnership with JACCC, the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the Japanese American National Museum, we begin our season by honoring 1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow Madame Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto of Los Angeles and the Urasenke School of Chado. We'll ground the new season of TARS with a Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony in JACCC's Tea Room at 1 pm, followed by a conversation with her students from the Urasenke School.  

The program will also include a community reflection engaging the needs and interests of local artists, cultural practitioners, and those who support that work. This community reflection will help inform the curation of the remaining six roundtables for the season, each taking place at JACCC through June 2019.

Join us and add your voice to the conversation!
The Traditional Arts Roundtable Series is a project of the Alliance for  California  Traditional Arts. This program is a co-production of the Alliance for   California Traditional Arts, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage,  Japanese A merican Cultural and Community Center, and Japanese American National Museum. Partial funding for this program was provided by the Asian Pacific American  Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. The TARS series in Los Angeles is generously supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nov. 18: Fujima Kansuma 100th Birthday Celebration

The  Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, together with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, presents the 100th Birthday Celebration of Madame Fujima Kansumain partnership with the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and the  Japanese American National Museum Please join us as we celebrate her long career as a master artist in Japanese dance, her important role in supporting and sustaining the vitality of Japanese American cultural heritage, and her recognition as a 1987 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow . Kansuma Sensei will share a special classical selection in this program highlighting her career.

California Arts Council Grants, December Deadlines:  Deadlines are approaching for eight California Arts Council Grants: Arts in Communities, Arts and Public Media, Organizational Development, Veterans in the Arts, Arts Education Exposure, Jump StArts, Research in the Arts, and Professional Development. Visit the CAC Grant Program website to apply. DEADLINE: 12/05/18 - 12/19/18

Community Impact Arts Grant Program:  Applications are now open for the 2019-20 application cycle of the Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program made possible by the LA County Board of Supervisors. The program provides financial support for social service and health organizations, municipal departments and institutions of higher education utilizing the arts as part of their larger mission to provide services to LA County residents. DEADLINE: 12/19/2018
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The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is the California Arts Council's official partner in serving the state's folk and traditional arts field.
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