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2022 Annual Report

TCA had an unprecedented year for grant fundraising – exceeding our budgeted goal for the first time since COVID-19! We received 79% of our revenue from grants and government funds (like the American Rescue Plan); 13% came from our Membership Drive (including sustaining members and new

NATC-Regional: Hawaiʻi!

After many months of interviews, talk-story sessions, proposal-reviews and meetings (a LOT of meetings…), TCA is excited to announce that NATC is back, and will be headed to the Aloha State of Hawaiʻi for 2023! Scheduled for June 30th to July 2nd with optional Intensive Sessions on July 3rd and 4th, our first-ever NATC-Regional will...

2022 TCA Grants Recipients Announced

Taiko Community Alliance is honored to announce our 2022 TCA Grant recipients.  We received more applications this cycle than any other year we have offered the grants!  It is so encouraging and exciting to see the post-pandemic amp-up of taiko performances, projects, community, and artistry. Without further ado, here are our grant recipients. Tier 1TaikoArts...

Membership Drive 2022-2023

It’s October, which means that it’s time for TCA’s annual Membership Drive! Please consider joining or renewing your TCA Membership, as we move into 2023 with a ton of exciting programming and content. As an added bonus, Taikothon is just around the corner – start getting your videos (and popcorn) ready!  Start (or renew) your...

New Job Opportunities Announced!

Want to work for TCA? Now’s your chance – we are hiring for 3 new positions! As we continue to expand our core programming and return to in-person events, our Taiko Community Alliance is seeking a: Development Manager:  Help secure funding and resources to fulfill our mission.  This includes grant writing and securing sponsors for events...

Executive Director Announcement

In the “Better-Late-Than-Never” category, TCA is delighted to annouce that after a comprehensive search process by our workforce team we are delighted to welcome Kristina McGaha, TCA’s former Program Manager and current Development Consultant, as our new Executive Director effective July 1, 2022. Those who have worked with Kristina in her other roles at TCA...

2022 TCA Grants Program

*Thank you for your interest, the 2022 Grants Program is now closed. The Taiko Community Alliance is seeking proposals for grants to support projects that align with, further, and promote the mission of TCA in alignment with our core values and guiding principles. New for 2022, we are excited to announce that we have further...

San Francisco Taiko Dojo Crowdfunding Campaign

Founded in 1968, San Francisco Taiko Dojo, under the direction of Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka is widely regognized as the foundation of taiko in North America. Unfortunately, due to an unprecedented hike in rent, San Francisco Taiko Dojo is urgently seeking a new practice and storage facility in the Bay Area, and needs the help of...

Request for Proposals – NATC 2023 (and beyond)

Who’s ready for the return of NATC?!  As we work feverishly to fashion a safe return to large-scale taiko gatherings, our next pressing question is one of location. Does your local community have the energy, resources, and desire to be the site of NATC 2023?  Or would you like to start smaller, maybe with a...