Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants encourage communities to continue passing on their valued traditions in traditional settings, by providing stipends so that master folk artists and craftspeople 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. The Grant Period for Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants under this program runs July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The Council awards $4,000 to successful Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship applications, which includes a $500 stipend for the Apprentice. At least 80% of the remaining $3,500 must be used for the Master’s fee and other budget components such as supplies, materials, and travel.
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at impactful international festivals and performing arts marketplaces outside the United States and its territories. The program supports the engagements of exemplary solo artists and ensembles across all performing arts disciplines including dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary work, and folk/traditional arts. USAI provides grants of up to $18,000 toward eligible expenses; please reference the guidelines for further detail