MSAC is now accepting applications for a special cycle of the Folklife Apprenticeship made available through Arts Relief funding. Folklife Apprenticeships are $5,000 each and support traditional arts education through the teaching of skills from a master artist to an apprentice artist. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between September 1, 2022, and February 28, 2023. During this six-month period, applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified on a monthly basis. Apprenticeships will be awarded until funding is depleted. Begin an application using MSAC’s application system, SmartSimple. Log in to SmartSimple by clicking here: Apply Now!
MSAC hosted a free webinar “Folklife Apprenticeship Information Session” on August 22. This webinar is now available for free on MSAC’s Youtube channel. Click here to view.
Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of MSAC, has given Folklife Apprenticeships annually since 2004. Click here to see a list of past recipients.
Folklife Apprenticeships are distinct from registered apprenticeships offered through the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Program, which supports workforce development.