The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program grant is designed to honor and encourage the preservation of North Dakota's diverse living traditions. By providing funds up to $3,000, this grant allows master traditional artists to pass their skills and knowledge on to apprentices on a one-to-one basis over an extended period of time.
Traditional and folk arts are shared expressions of identity within a family, community, region, tribe, ethnic group, occupation, or religion. Forms of traditional expression include craft, technical skill, music, dance, and ritual celebration which are usually passed from one individual to another informally, by word of mouth or by example.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Guidelines, then call the program officer to discuss the proposal prior to beginning an application.
Program Overview and Application Guidelines
All applicants should read these documents thoroughly before beginning the application form.
Deadlines - FY21
July 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Who Can Apply
Grant Award Range
$3,000 maximum request
Previously funded applications
For Questions or Assistance
Contact Folklorist and Program Officer Troyd Geist | firstname.lastname@example.org | (701) 866-0959
How to Apply
We strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.
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