The Ethnic and Folk Art
(MAP) helps communities preserve their own culture by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice in a time-honored method. The application deadline for FY17 is December 15, 2016.
Master artists are recognized within their communities as exemplary practitioners of their traditional or ethnic art forms. Apprentices applying to this program must have prior experience in the art form. The MAP award is a fixed amount of $3,000, and is awarded to the master artist. MAP is made possible with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Past awards have supported traditional or ethnic art forms as diverse as
Mexican son, Lithuanian tile-making, African American quilt and doll-making and Native American bead-work and regalia-making.
The IACA acknowledges ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts.