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Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award

Grants to Maryland Individuals to Learn
Traditional Folk Arts from Master Artists

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Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)

Deadline Date:

02/15/19 5:00 PM EST


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Grants of $4,000 to Maryland folklife practitioners to support one-on-one apprenticeships in traditional folk arts. The purpose of this opportunity is for a folklife specialist to pass down knowledge and traditions to an apprentice in order to perpetuate folklife in Maryland. Apprenticeships may focus on performance-based forms of folklife, such as storytelling, music, or dance; material forms of folklife, such as craft, costume, or food; or occupational forms of folklife, such as those found in maritime, agricultural, or architectural traditions.

Funds must be used for costs related to the apprenticeship, which might include compensation for the master’s time, teaching materials, or travel.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165287

Estimated Size of Grant:

Apprenticeship Awards are $4,000 for each apprenticeship team.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used for expenses occurring between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Apprenticeship Award applicants are those who have resided in Maryland for at least six months and have some previous connection to folklife.

Master folklife practitioners must be recognized as such by the members of their community, and apprentice folklife practitioners must demonstrate basic skills in the proposed course of study.

Apprentice folklife practitioners must also demonstrate a commitment to practicing the form of folklife at hand after the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. EST.

All Apprenticeship Award applications must be submitted on paper and delivered to MSAC. During the application period, applicants may consult MSAC staff members for technical assistance during regular business hours.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Deliver applications to:
Maryland State Arts Council
175. W. Ostend St., Suite E
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Dana Parsons, Director of Grants & Professional Development
410.767.6557 (O)

Chad Edward Buterbaugh, Director of Maryland Traditions
410.767.6450 (O)
443.469.8239 (C)

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USA: Maryland