Alliance for California Traditional Arts Invites Applications for Apprenticeship Program

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts is inviting applications for its Apprenticeship Program, which encourages the continuity of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by inviting/contracting with master artists to deliver intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. 

Each contract will support a period of concentrated learning of between six to twelve months for apprentices who demonstrate a committed engagement with and a talent for a specific folk and traditional art form or practice. Upon agreeing to the contract, the apprenticeship pair will be required to go through an orientation. ACTA staff will work closely with the apprenticeship pair to gauge and document its progress and offer assistance and support. Each pair also will be required to organize some type of public event (performance, exhibit, lecture demonstration, etc.), in consultation with ACTA staff, in order to share the results of their work.

Contracts of $3,000 will be made with California-based master artists to cover master artist's fees, supplies, and travel. The apprenticeship will begin on or after January 1, 2018, and must be completed by December 31, 2018.

To be eligible, master artists and apprentices must apply together. Master artists must be authorized to work in the United States and be able to receive payments directly. In addition, both applicants must be residents of California.

See the ACTA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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