The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) promotes ways for cultural traditions to thrive now and into the future by offering advocacy, resources, and connections for folk and traditional artists. ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program seeks to strengthen folk and traditional arts throughout the state by providing grants of up to $5,000 to California-based nonprofit organizations or organizations who apply through a California-based fiscal sponsor. The focus is on pathways to nurture, sustain, and engage participation in traditional arts. A wide range of projects will be supported, including public presentations, workshops and classes, equipment and materials, etc. The Alliance also offers the Apprenticeship Program, which provides contracts of $3,000 to master artists so they can offer intensive training to qualified apprentices. Applications for both programs must be postmarked by June 29, 2018. Visit the ACTA website to download the application guidelines in both English and Spanish.