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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...

NATC “Talk-Story” Community Check-In Meetings

As the taiko community cautiously emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to hear from you!  What should the next iteration of Taiko Conference look like?  Where should it be held?  What’s your favorite part of Conference?  Join us for an informal deep-dive on all things NATC!  Nothing is off the table – NATC-Regional?  NATC-Virtual? ...

Join the Board of Directors!

Taiko Community Alliance’s annual application process for the Board of Directors is opening May 15, 2022! Are you a passionate taiko practitioner?  Do you strive to be a leader and change-maker in your community?  Do you have ideas and a vision to shape the future of the taiko community? If so, Apply Now! Deadline to...

CONGRA-CHU-LATIONS 2022

TCA is proud to celebrate the graduating taiko players in our community with the third year of Congra-CHU-lations (see what we did there)? We are grateful for our wonderful collegiate taiko community which has remained active and committed despite the multiple challenges that the past two years have presented, and we are planning a fantastic...