Foundation / Corporation
Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA)
Awards to Arizona artists and apprentices to foster the continuity of traditional and folk art forms. Funding is intended to support experienced artists and other experts of cultural traditions to train apprentices. Eligible uses of funding include travel, materials, and general support of the master artist.
The Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) Master-Apprentice Award seeks to support and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of traditional art forms present and thriving in Arizona. With the goal of strengthening the transmission of community-based traditions in the region, it fosters and supports the critical teaching/learning relationship between traditional artists and their apprentices/mentees.
The award supports a master artist or tradition bearer who has identified a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) to engage in a one-year long teaching-learning relationship that includes one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience in a traditional artistic practice. The highest priority is to support apprentices to learn from master artists within their own cultural traditions. Apprentices have to demonstrate an existing relationship with the master artist and an intermediate level experience in the art form. The award can be used to support the master artist, offset costs of raw materials, and support any travel essential to the exchange.
Applicants include a wide variety of artists, including those working in traditions including, but not limited to:
Preference is given to artforms or cultural communities not currently being supported by SFA.
GrantWatch ID#: 171112
Traditional artists & culture bearers receive a $5,000; apprentices receive $500.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Nomination Form: https://southwestfolklife.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2f186543%2f2021-master-apprentice-award-nomination-form
For questions and concerns please contact:
Nelda Ruiz, Program Coordinator
Southwest Folklife Alliance
PO Box 42044
Tucson AZ 85733
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