WHAT IS A FOLK ARTS APPRENTICESHIP GRANT
Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants encourage communities to continue passing on their valued traditions in traditional settings, by providing stipends so that master folk artists and craftsmen can help apprentices develop greater skill. Since 1995, these grants have supported apprenticeships in many different cultural communities, reflecting the rich array of traditional arts in our state.
FY22 GRANT CYCLE & FOLK ARTS AWARDS
The cycle for Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants under this program runs July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
The Council awards $4,000 to successful Folk Arts Apprenticeship applications. The award comprises $500 to the Apprentice to support his/her learning time; an appropriate fee to compensate the master for his or her time; with the remainder used for travel, materials, or supplies.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR A FY22 FOLK ARTS APPRENTICESHIP GRANT
A master folk artist is someone who has learned a traditional art as part of community life and has attained a high level of excellence in the eyes of other community members. An apprentice is someone from the same cultural group who has demonstrated ability and commitment to learning and practicing the traditional art of the master.
The applicant for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant is the apprentice. That person must be at least eighteen years of age at the time of this grant application deadline and must be a resident of New Jersey. Students enrolled in out-of-state educational institutions are eligible as long as they retain their NJ resident status. If awarded, verification of residency and social security number will be required. Apprentices are encouraged to work with master folk artists who are also residents of New Jersey whenever possible.
Only one application per apprentice per year may be submitted.
April 8, 2021: Application efiled in SAGE by 4:00 PM EST
Guidelines are available in both English and Spanish.