TCA is proud to announce the mini grant projects that will be receiving funding in 2018.
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of taiko in North America, and TCA has dedicated a total of $5,000 to the mini-grant program in honor of this milestone. Project proposals were evaluated on the following criteria:
- Alignment with TCA mission- 40%
- Feasibility- 30%
- Significance- 30%
TAIKO TIDES, STONYBROOK UNIVERSITY: EAST COAST TAIKO CONFERENCE 2018
On February 9-11, 2018 Stonybrook University’s Taiko Tides will host the 7th annual East Coast Taiko Conference. The theme for ECTC 2018 is Unity through Diversity to emphasize how each individual’s unique story contributes to and improves the larger narrative of taiko in North America regardless of age, background, or skill level. By honoring the Japanese traditions and origins of taiko while celebrating its future as a way for people to connect and learn from each other, we will expand and strengthen the taiko community in New York, the East Coast, and beyond.
SENRYU TAIKO, UC RIVERSIDE: INTERCOLLEGIATE TAIKO INVITATIONAL 2018
This year’s Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational will be hosted by UC Riverside’s Senryu Taiko over Memorial Day weekend 2018.
KAREN YOUNG, ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCE WORKSHOP: COMMUNITY BUILDING TOOLKITS
Karen Young (Genki Spark) will be compiling learnings and best practices from her experiences as a workshop leader and community organizer as a resource to help groups build infrastructure, organize, and establish sustainability for the future.
JUN DAIKO: BAY AREA BUDDHIST TEMPLE TAIKO GATHERING
Jun Daiko, resident at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple will be hosting the first ever Bay Area Buddhist Temple Taiko Gathering in April 2018 with the goal of bringing together Buddhist Temple Taiko groups and leaders for a weekend of networking and knowledge sharing.
SIMPSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 2 TAIKO FROM 1 BARREL BUILDING RESOURCE DOCUMENTATION
The Simpson United Methodist Church will be documenting and sharing their process of creating 2 taiko drums (1 chudaiko and 1 hiradaiko) from one wine barrel.