West Virginia Folklife Seeks Applications for 2020-2021 Statewide Folklife Apprenticeship Program

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2018 Folklife Apprenticeship Team: master salt rising bread bakers Susan Brown & Jenny Bardwell with apprentice Amy Dawson

The West Virginia Folklife Program is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 statewide Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program offers up to a $3,000 award to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form. These apprenticeships, offered to masters of traditional music, dance, craft, foodways, storytelling, and more—in any cultural community in the Mountain State—facilitate the transmission of techniques and artistry of the forms as well as their histories and traditions. Applications for the 2020-2021 apprenticeships are due January 31, 2020.

The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program will support up to eight pairs of master traditional artists and their apprentices, culminating in a final free public showcase in Charleston in early 2021. Master/apprentice pairs will also hold a free public presentation in their home communities.

The 2020-2021 West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on March 1, 2020 and run through March 1, 2021. The next apprenticeship program cycle will be 2022-2023, depending on funding.

The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program is supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Application Assistance and Draft Review:

The West Virginia Folklife Program can provide assistance in completing the application, offer feedback on a completed application draft, and answer questions. Contact Emily Hilliard at hilliard@wvhumanities.org or call (304)346-8500. Drafts for review must be sent by January 10.

Electronic submission is highly encouraged. Applications must be in a Word document or PDF and submitted electronically by January 31, 2020, to hilliard@wvhumanities.org. If you are unable to submit your application electronically, it must be postmarked by January 31, 2020, to:

WV Folklife Apprenticeship Program
West Virginia Humanities Council
1310 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25301

 For more details, eligibility information, and an application, download our Apprenticeship Guidelines and Apprenticeship Application documents.

2020ApprenticeshipGuidelines

2020ApprenticeshipApplication

 

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The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program is supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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