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Traditional Arts Apprenticeships (TAAP)

Grants to Idaho Master Artists to Train
Apprentice Artists in Traditional Art Forms

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Idaho Commission on the Arts

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 5:00 PM Postmark or Delivery


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Idaho master artists to train qualifying apprentices in traditional arts representing a shared cultural heritage. Funding may be requested to support a learning and teaching partnership between a recognized master artist and at least one apprentice.

An apprentice needs to have some background in the art form and indicate a commitment to practicing the art form after the apprenticeship has been completed.

Apprenticeships must include a public presentation or demonstration.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176887

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request is $3,000.

Master Artist Compensation: $20 per hour, maximum 100 hours.

Term of Contract:

The length of the apprenticeship must not exceed ten months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Restrictions:
-Applicant (master artist) must be a practicing artist.
-Applicant must be at least 18 years old. Apprentices may be under 18.
-Applicant must be a United States citizen, legal resident, or refugee.
-Apprentices must live in Idaho.
-Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants and awards.

Not Funded:
-Establishment of or contributions to an endowment.
-Fundraising projects that do not raise funds for the arts.
-Prizes, scholarships, or free tickets.
-Projects or programs to generate or attract audiences.
-Offsetting of debt, payment of fines, penalties, legal fees, or indirect costs.
-Activities that are primarily promotional or created for mass distribution, such as duplication of CDs, portfolios, gallery announcements, self-published books, brochures, or websites.
-Student exhibitions, anthologies, publications, or performances, unless those activities document an arts education grant.
-Costs associated with any degree or professional certification, such as tuition, fees, and teaching materials.
-Projects or activities already completed or beginning before the eligible start date.
-Documentation of projects except for arts education activities.
-Projects primarily recreational, therapeutic, vocational, rehabilitative, or religious.
-Activities restricted to an organization’s membership.
-Cost for the applicant to attend activities or consecutive annual activities that should be built into an organization’s budget; for example, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts, Northwest Booking Conference, or other professional conferences.
-Pageants, festivals, or celebrations unrelated to arts, ethnic, or cultural activities.
-Historical or academic documentary film and electronic media arts that do NOT demonstrate significant artistic emphasis, consideration, and distinction.
-Scholarly or academic works in history, languages, archeology, and political science.
-Lobbying expenses or political activities.
-Hospitality expenses such as food and drink, alcohol, flowers, and so on.
-Capital expenditures for individuals.
-Writing intended for youth.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants may request a courtesy review three weeks prior to submission. Staff will review your application and offer suggestions for improvement. This process does not guarantee funding, but may strengthen the proposal.

Annual applications are submitted by mail or hand-delivered by 5:00 PM on January 31. This is a postmark deadline.

Annual grants are approved in the May Commission meeting and all applicants are notified in June. Funds become available in July.

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Contact Information:

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

Idaho Commission on the Arts
2410 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712


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USA: Idaho