Application Instructions for Online Submission:
The above information as well as the following questions below will need to be answered online:
Narrative Questions to be completed by the Master Artist. Answer all questions thoroughly.
a. Describe, in detail, your background and experience in relation to the traditional art form you wish to teach. Include, in detail, how, when, from whom, and why you learned the art form. (This is the most important question.)
b. Describe the proposed apprenticeship. What techniques, styles, designs, processes, etc. will you teach?
c. Describe the proposed work schedule. When, where, and how often will you meet? (Please indicate the approximate length of time for each meeting. For example, three hours each session for two sessions a month from July to December.)
Narrative Questions to be completed by the Apprentice. Answer all questions thoroughly.
a. Describe, in detail, your background and experience in relation to the traditional art form you wish to study. If you already have some experience in this art form, describe in detail how, when, from whom, and why you began learning the art form. (This is the most important question.)
b. How long have you and the Master known one another? Explain the circumstances. Have you previously worked together, either formally or informally? If so, explain.
c. Why do you wish to participate in this apprenticeship and with this master?
d. What are your plans for continuing the traditional art form after the apprenticeship is completed?
It is suggested that the Master and Apprentice answer and save these questions in a Word file prior to completing the online application. Then, when you are ready to complete the online application, simply copy and paste the answers from the Word file to the appropriate question field online.
These grants are limited and competitive. An application's overall quality can reflect the dedication of the Master and Apprentice. The more complete the information and response to questions, the better the grant panelists will be able to review the application and make grant award recommendations.
Also you will need to indicate when your apprenticeship will begin and when it will end. Keep in mind no projects can begin officially before July 1 of the current year and all projects must be done by April 30 of the following year.
The NDCA recognizes that not everyone has access to the internet or are not proficient with computers. In such circumstances, hardcopies of the grant guidelines and the application itself can be made available to you by contacting the NDCA Folklorist, Troyd Geist, at #701-328-7590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have completed all of the information in the online grant fields you must select “Save” and then “Submit.” At this point, your application has been submitted. This will activate an automatic email to the Master notifying him or her that their application was received and submitted. Attached to that email will be a PDF of the entire application. The Master should forward their email notification with the attached PDF to their Apprentice for their referral as well.
For more information, contact Troyd Geist at (701) 328-7590 or email@example.com.
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