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TCA Emergency Relief Fund

Apply by April 30 – During the current global crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Taiko Community Alliance is replacing its annual grant-making program with a special Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) to support taiko professionals who have lost work between March 1 through June 30, 2020. The

Streaming Services: A Webinar by TCA

https://youtu.be/_Il5M_bGUcw Live Webinar hosted on April 8, 2020 Facilitated by: Elise Fujimoto Presentations by: Michelle Fujii, Sarah Gilbert, Yuri Kanamaru, ManMan Mui, Amy Naylor, Derek Oye, Ben Pachter, Paul Sakamoto Arts organizations have been deeply affected by the Shelter in Place policies of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In response to this, we convened a group

ZOOM: A How-to Guide

Join Elise Fujimoto and Sarah Gilbert on a beginner's tour of Zoom video conference software. Watch the webinar recording, view the presentation slides, and access our tailored list of Zoom's own quick-reference training tutorials.

Taiko & COVID-19: A Webinar

The Taiko Community Alliance and Women and Taiko invite you to join us (digitally) on Wednesday, March 18 for a webinar on Taiko & COVID-19: Sharing Experiences and Information from the Taiko Community. With a rapidly evolving international response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, countries around the world are taking steps to slow the spread. This is a time to

Q&A with TCA

You asked, we’ve answered! Here’s what you wanted to know about our (3) new staff positions. Remember, applications are due Sunday, March 15. If you have any additional questions, please email derek@taikocommunityalliance as soon as possible. Still deciding on which role might be best for you? Click Here to Review Job Descriptions and How to […]

2020 TCA Grants Awarded

Our largest Grant Program to date (mini no more!), we are excited to announce the award of $15,000 shared between five unique projects and programs in the North American taiko community. Read below to learn more about each of our 2020 grantees and be sure to mark your calendars if you are able to attend or support any of these upcoming events!

Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude

This is the fifth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. Taiko Voices Journal: In Gratitude Made in America: Taiko Voices would like to thank the New Generation Nikkei Fund (supported by the Tides Foundation) for a grant to support this […]

Taikothon 2019

Check out the Livestream archive for Taikothon 2019 here: Taiko Vision – Dream Out Loud! With an invitation to Dream Out Loud!, Taikothon 2019 revealed our community’s Taiko Visions. TCA expanded its Taiko Vision by moving Taikothon — for the first time ever! — to the East Coast. Thanks to host group, Soh Daiko in […]

TCA Grants 2020: Mini No More

Grant applications for 2020 are closed. See the TCA Grant page for current information about future grants. Do you have a taiko-related project you’re looking to fulfill in 2020? The TCA grants have grown up! Since 2016, TCA has dedicated increasing amounts of funds to the Grant Program, culminating this year in a record $15,000 […]

Taiko Voices Journal: The Framework

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Heidi Varian, Project Coordinator for Taiko Voices, the 50th Anniversary Song Commission sponsored by TCA. APRIL: The Framework “Every beat has a story and the sounds we produce are the projection of that story.” Ryan Kimura This month, Taiko Voices added to the framework of the Taiko Voices composition. After […]