What is it?

The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant provides up to $3,000 to a Kentucky master traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year.

Who's eligible?

Applicants must be folk and traditional artists who are considered masters within their community and who have identified an apprentice from the same community who has potential to become a master. Both master and apprentice must be Kentucky residents.

What's the deadline to apply?

Feb. 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.
  2. Select work samples and supporting materials for submission.
  3. Complete the application form. [Download Adobe Reader]
  4. Mail us a printout of your application and all supporting materials.

If I receive a grant, what are my responsibilities?

  • Sign a grant agreement form (GAF).
  • Send a letter to each of your state legislators. ( Sample)
  • Acknowledge the Kentucky Arts Council when communicating with the public about the apprenticeship. (How?)
  • Conduct the apprenticeship according to the work plan outlined in your application.
  • Host a site visit by arts council staff near the midpoint of the apprenticeship.
  • Submit a public value report at the end of the fiscal year. ( Questions?)

If I have questions, who can help me?

Mark Brown
Folk and Traditional Arts Director
888-833-2787 (toll free)
502-564-3757, ext. 495



Last updated: December 17, 2015
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