Grants & Programs

Ethnic and Folk Arts Master Apprentice Program

The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) acknowledges the role of the master artist and apprentice relationship in the preservation of the state’s cultural heritage. The practices, customs, stories, and skills that are passed from one generation to the next influence how we live, what we value, and our personal and collective identities. MAP helps communities preserve their own culture by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice in a time-honored method.

The FY17 MAP deadline is December 15, 2016.

The FY17 guidelines can be accessed here

Application Assistance:
In-person workshops and webinars will provide an overview of the MAP application and review process. For a registration link and archived video visit Workshops & Webinars.