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 by Friday, April 28th, 2017!

 

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.