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Folk Arts Apprenticeship Scholarship

Grants to Utah Folk and Traditional Artists to
Transmit Cultural Traditions and Skills

GrantWatch ID#: 175021
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Utah Division of Arts and Museums

11/09/16 5:00 PM MST

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Utah individuals to study with master artists from the State's ethnic, rural, Native, and occupational communities to pass on cultural knowledge and share skills. Applicants are strongly encouraged to talk with program staff before applying. Students and teachers should complete their application together.

- Teacher and apprentice(s) must design a work plan for their project with a clearly articulated timeline, budget, and end product.
- The proposed collaborative project can be conducted through short-term intensive workshops or regularly scheduled classes over several weeks/months, not to exceed a six-month period.
- People who receive funding must coordinate a site visit for documentation of the project with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) Folk Arts Specialist during the course of the project.
- There must be a public presentation of the completed work after the conclusion of the project.

Funds may be used for the following:
- Teacher instruction fees.
- In-state travel expenses (mileage) for participating artists.
- Supplies, tools, and other materials directly related to the project (excluding purchased musical instruments, outfits, or costumes).
- Space/room rental for teaching or performance purposes.
- Other costs directly associated with the proposed project.

Up to $2,500

Utah Division of Arts and Museums funds must be spent between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (FY17).

- Master folk artists/tradition bearers who are recognized within their community.
- Emerging traditional artists and/or apprentices.

Funds may NOT be used for the following:
- Historical re-enactment projects
- Projects completed prior to the application deadline
- Projects that are part of a required course or curriculum

Because this category is broad and evolving, applicants are strongly encouraged to talk with the Folk Arts Specialist before applying. Many but not all art forms shared within a community, family, or small group may qualify for a Folk Arts scholarship.

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

To apply, go to

For questions about your proposed project:
Adrienne Decker, Folk Arts Specialist

For technical assistance with the application process:
Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager

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