Deadline Extended: Call for Editors - Folklife Apprenticeship & Heritage Award

The Folklife Apprenticeship program supports traditional arts education, and the Heritage Award program recognizes long-term achievement in the traditional arts. Following approval by the council and department, the changes recommended by editors through this process will take effect with the FY 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) Folklife Apprenticeship and Heritage Award application and nomination processes. 


  • Review and provide requested responses to current policies, constituent feedback, and staff proposed changes. (Approximately 6-8 hours)  
  • Participate in two meetings (virtually), discussing program policies and developing recommendations for proposed changes to the programs. (4 hours)
  • Receive $300 for participating in the editing process.
  • Must have access to a Gmail account.

What we are looking for:

  • Maryland residents with backgrounds in the traditional arts, or who are interested in learning how changes are considered and implemented within MSAC.

How to apply:

  • Click Apply Now to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple. You must be registered as an “Independent Artist” to apply to be an editor. 
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select "Public Call."
  • Select "Program Editor" from the first drop down option. 
  • Select “Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship” or “Maryland Traditions Heritage Award” as the Grant Program from the second drop down option. Apply once - applicants to either program will be considered as editors for both programs.
  • Click "Save Draft" at the bottom to populate the application.
  • Complete the application and click “Submit.”

If you have questions about the editing process, please contact Folklife Specialist Ryan Koons at

Deadline: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5 p.m.