Kentucky Arts Council offers apprenticeship program to encourage continuation of folk traditions
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications until Feb. 15, 2012, for the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant. This grant provides up to $3,000 for master folk artists to teach the skills, practices and culture of Kentucky's living traditional arts to less experienced artists who are part of the same community.
Master artists and apprentices must apply together and both be residents of Kentucky. A master artist can practice any traditional art form (music, dance, craft, ceremonial art, etc.) learned in his or her community. The master artist must excel in the art form and demonstrate an effective teaching plan. The apprentice must possess skill in the art form and the potential to share, teach and continue the art form.
For more information about the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant program, contact Mark Brown, Kentucky Folklife Program, at email@example.com or 502-564-5135, ext. 4491. To access guidelines and an application, go to http://artscouncil.ky.gov/Grants/FAA.htm.
The Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council, identifies, documents and conserves the state's diverse cultural traditions.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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