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SFMS Online:Folk Arts Apprenticeships A FREE workshop on applying for this PCA grant program

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Virtual Workshop 7 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern

About This Event:

If you are a folk artist looking to improve or share your skills, this workshop is for you! Learn how to apply for funding from the PCA to learn from a local master or to teach an eager student.

Artist Diana Meng demonstrates traditional Chinese watercolors

Artist Mensura Berberovic with two of her students

Artist Susan Leviton demonstrates traditional Jewish papercutting

If you are a folk artist looking to improve or share your skills, this workshop is for you! Learn how to apply for funding from the PCA to learn from a local master or to teach an eager student.

This free online workshop walks through the application process: who is eligible, what critera are used to evaluate applications, how to write a compelling narrative, and how to develop a budget. Whether you have an idea for this year or for the future, this workshop will help you design and write the best application you can.

The 2021 Apprenticeship Guidelines and Application are available now on the PCA's website. Whether you're a musician, a dancer, a storyteller or an artisan, we look forward to hearing about your artistic goals and helping you access these resources.

Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts are grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) that support the learning of traditional arts within cultural communities across the state. Each grant award provides funding up to $4,000 to a partnership between a master traditional artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling them to work together over the year to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.

SFMS is part of a statewide network of folk arts partners supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center serves Dauphin, Lebanon and Cumberland counties. Explore our Folk Artists Gallery to experience some of the diverse traditional arts in our area.

The PCA defines folk arts as “those artistic traditions characteristic of specific ethnic, religious, linguistic, occupational, or regional groups. These arts are shaped and shared within families, neighborhoods, and communities.

“Folk arts are passed down from one generation to another and learned through ongoing participation in community-based activities, and through observation, practice or apprenticeships with elders and masters rather than through classes, books or other means of institutional instruction.”

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Workshop: 7 pm - 8:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • FREE admission, but please pre-register
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