Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant

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RISCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant (FAA) Guidelines –October 1 Deadline

Folk Arts Apprenticeships are designed to foster the sharing of traditional (folk) artistic skills between a mentor/teacher and an apprentice who is already familiar with the genre. The program creates this opportunity specifically for individuals who share a common cultural heritage.  The folk arts are defined as those artistic practices which are community or family-based and express that community’s aesthetic heritage and tradition. The learning process is informal and passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth, apprenticeship, and imitation. 

All potential applicants to the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program must contact Elena Calderón-Patiño to discuss their application before the deadline. Applicants who need assistance completing an application and/or who require the assistance of an interpreter contact Elena by email at Elena.Patiño@Arts.RI.gov well in advance of the application deadline. 

Deadlines:  October 1 

  • All applications and support materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline day.
  • Applications in the Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants category are accepted once a year on the above date (or on the following business day when these dates fall on a weekend or holiday).

How to Apply

Click the below Folk Arts Apprenticeship Guidelines PDF for information pertaining to the Eligibility, Exceptions to General Guidelines, Funding Considerations, Access for People with Disabilities, How to Apply, Support Material Requirements, Review Criteria, Review Process, Limits of Liability, Apprenticeship Grant Award Requirements and Benefits for Grantees.

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