*NEW Deadline Extension: Monday, August 8, 2022*
The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program supports 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 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. The award amount totals to $3,500; $3,000 to support the master artist and $500 to cover the costs of tools and materials for the apprentice. Artists and their proposed apprentice must apply together. The West Virginia 2022-2023 Folklife Apprenticeship Program will run from September 2022 – September 2023.
Download the Folklife Apprenticeship Guidelines and Application below (Updated 7/27/22):
7/27/22 Updates include:
- New Deadline to August 8, 2022
- Corrected fillable PDF formatting for work sample section
Read posts about the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program and meet past and current apprentice teams here.
The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Featured Image Caption: 2017-2018 apprentice Jen Iskow with master Clay County fiddler John Morris