Kentucky Folklife Program offers grant to foster apprenticeships
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The deadline to apply for Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants is Feb. 15, 2011. This grant program funds Kentucky master artists to teach their skills, practices and culture to less experienced artists within their communities. Prospective master artists and apprentices must apply as partners, and each must demonstrate his or her connection to the folk group (family, regional, ethnic, occupational and recreational groups). The grant, of up to $3,000, can be used as a stipend for the master artist as well as travel expenses and teaching supplies.
The Kentucky Arts Council provides administrative support and funds the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant program.
For guidelines, instructions and nomination forms, go to http://bit.ly/KACfolkapprentice. For more information, contact Mark Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-1792, ext. 4491.
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The Kentucky Folklife Program identifies, documents, conserves and presents the Commonwealth's diverse cultural traditions through concerts, exhibits, narrative stages, archives, grant programs and classroom and community partnerships. It is an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council supported with state tax dollars and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.