BALTIMORE — Maryland Traditions, the folk-life program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is accepting applications for apprenticeships awards and nominations for heritage awards.
Apprenticeship awards support up to one year of study in folk life or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folk-life practitioner passes down knowledge to an apprentice in an effort to support the vitality of folk life in Maryland. Apprenticeships might focus on performance-based forms of folk life, such as storytelling, music or dance; material forms such as craft, costume or food; or occupational forms such as those found in maritime, agricultural or architectural traditions.
The heritage awards recognize outstanding stewardship of Maryland folk life. Through a public nomination process, three awards are given each year in the categories of person, place and tradition. Awardees will be recognized in a public ceremony hosted in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Summit in June.
Applications and nominations are being accepted through 10 p.m. Friday. Applicants must live in Maryland.