North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA)
Grants of up to $3,000 to North Dakota master artists to train apprentices in traditional and folk art forms. A letter of intent is due prior to the submission of a full application. The purpose of this program is to encourage and honor the preservation of the state’s diverse living traditions. Funding is intended to allow master traditional artists to pass their skills and knowledge to apprentices on a one-to-one basis over an extended period of time.
Traditional and folk arts are shared expressions of identity within a family, community, region, tribe, ethnic group, occupation, or religion. Forms of traditional expression include craft, technical skill, music, dance, and ritual celebration which are usually passed from one individual to another informally by word of mouth or by example.
The grant awards are to be used for a master artist's instruction fee and the cost of supplies and travel for the apprentice. The length of each apprenticeship will vary according to the proposed work plan, but most apprenticeships last between four and eight months.
Highest priority will be given for:
-The continuation of rare and endangered art forms.
-Those teaching/learning more about their own cultural traditions.
-Apprenticeships involving traditions that have been continuously maintained rather than revived.
Examples of Supported Activities:
A person with some experience or knowledge of blacksmithing, saddle making, copper bas relief work, or weaving might want to learn new or decorative techniques by working under a respected master artist. Other applicants might want to refine skills in ethnic fiddling, button accordion playing, or dance, or refine skills in Native American basketry, quillwork, hide tanning, or storytelling.
Apprenticeship grants may also be applied to informal apprenticeships already under way, if such support will foster their continuation. If your needs for apprenticeship funds do not conform with this general framework, please contact the NDCA office.
GrantWatch ID#: 180910
Maximum Grant: $3,000
The project period is July 1 - April 30.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Notice of Intent to Apply should be mailed to the NDCA office or emailed to:
Troyd Geist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Grant System:
North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
USA: North Dakota