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Folk Arts Apprenticeships

Grants to Alabama Individual Artists for
Apprenticeships in the Folk and Traditional Arts

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Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA)

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 5:00 PM (4:45 PM Recommended) Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to Alabama individual artists for apprenticeships in folk and traditional arts. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. First-time applicants are encouraged to submit a draft for review at least three or four weeks prior to the deadline.

This program is designed to preserve and pass on Alabama’s traditional arts, such as Sacred Harp singing, old-time fiddling, blues, folk pottery, oak basketry, willow furniture making, pine straw basketry, and quilting.

The grants can go to master artists to teach their traditional skills to students, or an apprentice can apply to work with a particular master artist.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181152

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests can range from $1,000 - $3,000.

Term of Contract:

The project period would be January 1st through September 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Alabama Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program offers grants to individuals for teaching the traditional folk arts of Alabama.

Up to five apprentices may be included with one master artist.

Due to the high number of applicants and the need to bring new artists into the program, artists who have received three consecutive years of funding must wait two years before reapplying.

Pre-Application Information:

There is one deadline on September 1st of each year. Applications must arrive in the office by the deadline. (This is not a postmark deadline).

Applications cannot be submitted online or electronically, although a form is available online, which can be printed out and mailed in. Both the master and the apprentices must fill out and sign their sections and mail them in as a complete application.

It is recommended that, prior to application, you contact Anne Kimzey (see contact details below).

Individuals who are applying to the Council for the first time are encouraged to submit a draft version of their application to be reviewed by a program manager. Draft applications should be submitted for review no later than three to four weeks prior to the deadline date.

The eGrant system will be open two months prior to the deadline date. You may enter the system, set up your application file and work on it as needed during that two-month period. Please remember that the eGrant system will close promptly at 5:00 PM on the deadline date. It is strongly recommended that you submit your application by 4:45 PM on the deadline date to be sure it is transmitted before 5:00 PM

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

Apply online through eGRANT:

Anne Kimzey
334-242-4076, ext.236

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama