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The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center presents a virtual workshop: Writing an Apprenticeship Grant

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Live on Zoom, 6:30-8:30 pm Eastern

About This Event:

Learn how to apply for a grant from the PCA’s “Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts” program. These grants support artists in teaching OR developing their artistic skills/repertoire, providing up to $4,000 in funding.

Rachita Nambiar demonstrates traditional Indian dance with an adult student

Rachita Nambiar demonstrates traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dance with a student. Rachita is one of several local artists in our Folk Artists Gallery.

Learn how to apply for a grant from the PCA’s “Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts” program. These grants support artists in teaching OR developing their artistic skills/repertoire, providing up to $4,000 in funding.

This FREE virtual workshop will explain the program and walk you through the application process. Whether you have an idea for this year or next, this workshop will help you design and write the best application you can.

SFMS folklorist Amy Skillman leads the workshop. Participants will learn who is eligible, how to write a compelling application narrative, how to develop a budget, and what criteria are used to evaluate applications.

A highlight of the workshop this year is the participation of three current grant recipients who will talk about the grant writing process, how they found a master artist, and tips for undertaking a successful apprenticeship. Over the past two years, all of the artists we've assisted with their application received grant funding!

SFMS is also pleased to offer individual grant-writing assistance to artists as part of our role as a Pennsylvania Folk Arts Partner with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Make arrangements with Amy at the workshop, or email her at folkarts@sfmsfolk.org.

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. They 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: 6:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • FREE admission, but please pre-register

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Donations Welcome!

If you have the means, we would welcome your help to cover production costs for this and other SFMS programs. Registration includes a donation option. We appreciate your support!

This workshop is sponsored by our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center, created in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Meet more amazing artists from Central PA in our Folk Artists Gallery.