Taiko Community Alliance Awarded California Arts Council “Statewide and Regional Networks” Grant

State funds nurture collaborative service organizations and networks that advance California arts and artists

The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $24,000 to the Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) as part of its Statewide and Regional Networks program.
The Statewide and Regional Networks program supports arts service organizations that provide specialized, practical services to working artists, constituent organizations and cultural community. Collectively, these networks help to activate California Arts Council constituents, the arts community, stakeholders, and the public.

The Taiko Community Alliance plans to utilize these funds in the coming 2017-2018 year towards administrative costs and capacity building. Some of the funds will also support impactful TCA programming such as the North American Taiko Conference (NATC) being held this August in San Diego, CA.

“An award from CAC is an honor and a privilege.” says Derek Oye, Chairman of TCA’s Board of Directors. “It is a recognition of taiko’s importance in California and across North America; it is also a validation that all our work to empower the people and advance the art form is important. We deeply appreciate CAC’s support towards our programs and mission.”
he CAC SRN grant has been an integral part of TCA’s growth and reach since our launch in 2013. This is our third consecutive award from this program.

TCA is one of 33 grantees chosen for this competitive program, which received applications from 47 organizations statewide. The news of TCA’s grant was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council, which can be found online at http://arts.ca.gov/news/pressreleases.php.

“Our Statewide and Regional Networks grantees are just that—a network,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “An invaluable network. These are nerve centers of arts and culture that are crucial to growing and sustaining California’s artistic landscape. We’re proud to support the work of the Taiko Community Alliance”

A complete listing of all Statewide and Regional Network grantees can be viewed at http://arts.ca.gov/programs/files/FY16-17%20SRN_Project%20Descriptions_Website.pdf