Apprenticeship Program

Master Karuk basket weaver Wilverna Reece (left) and her current apprentice Dixie Rogers. Photo courtesy of Wilverna ReeceThe Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) Apprenticeship Program encourages the continuity of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. Each $3,000 contract will support a period of concentrated learning for apprentices demonstrate a committed engagement with and talent for a specific folk & traditional art form or practice.

How do I apply?

2018 Guidelines will be posted in Spring 2017!

Guidelines and application forms are available for download below.  We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, edit, and save these forms; Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded and installed for free

Apprenticeship Program Guidelines & Application

Programa de Aprendices
Guía de Como Solicitar Fondos & Formas Para Someter su Solicitud

FECHA LÍMITE: Julio 15, 2016


Who is a master artist?  Who is an apprentice?

A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional folk art form by his or her community and peers. An apprentice is someone who learns from a master artist. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate an intention to enhance their established skills and cultural understanding of the art form by working with a master. The master artist and apprentice must apply together with a mutual desire to work with each other.