traditional arts

LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists / Deadline: March 16

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) provides the LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists program, a one-year award and early career support program for emerging Native artists to develop and realize new projects. LIFT provides financial support and professional development to artists whose work aims to uplift communities and advance positive social change. Eligible applicants...
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Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Grants / Deadline: December 1

Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship Program fosters the continuity of traditional arts in Texas by providing awards of $3000 for artist mentors to train apprentices. Each award supports intensive, one-on-one training for individuals who demonstrate skill for and dedicated commitment to a specific traditional art or cultural practice. If selected, the artist mentor and apprentice (the “artist...
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Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship (AR) / Deadline: August 31

The Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship  is an opportunity that funds apprenticeships between a master artist/tradition-bearer and one or more apprentices.  The master artist and apprentice(s) apply as a unit and present a plan for their apprenticeship over the coming year.  Applications are due August 31, 2020. Click here for more information and to apply.
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Texas Folk Arts Relief Funds / Deadline: August 14

Texas continues to be an epicenter of a coronavirus surge as artists continue to struggle to make ends meet. In response to the substantial economic and social impact of the ongoing pandemic, a group of Texas folk and traditional arts organizations and stakeholders have come together to help offset the immediate and ongoing needs of...
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