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FY2020 Application Deadline: September 27, 2019
Project Completion Date: June 15, 2020

Please contact Folklife Program staff before applying to discuss your eligibility, art form, work plan, and work samples. If contacted at least one week before the due date, staff will assist you in the application process.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete and submit the following five sections. An application is not complete until all sections have been received. If you require technical assistance at any stage of the application process, please contact Folklife staff.

You may also apply via hard copy. If so, mail application and work samples to:

Tennessee Arts Commission
Folklife Program
401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37243

Make sure to review all components of this program, including the required visits and documentation and apprenticeship exhibit.

INSTRUCTIONS

Section 1. Master: To be completed by the master artist, with responses to each question either typed or neatly handwritten on a separate page.

Section 2. Apprentice:  To be completed by the apprentice, with responses to each question either typed or neatly handwritten on a separate page.

Section 3. Work Plan: To be completed by the master and apprentice together, detailing the outline of their work plan (where, when, how often, subjects to be taught, etc.), with responses to each question typed or neatly handwritten on a separate page. While most projects primarily include one-on-one training, your outline can also include plans for learning in other situations consistent with the particular tradition. These might include learning in ensemble, public, and performance settings, or settings that draw from archival resources.

Note: the work plan must begin no earlier than November 1, 2019 and end no later than June 15, 2020.

Section 4. Budget: To be completed by the master and apprentice, with answers directly on the form. A fixed honorarium of $2,000 is indicated for the master and $500 for the apprentice. Up to an additional $800 may be requested as needed for supplies and/or mileage. Honoraria are paid at the end of the project term. Funds for supplies and mileage are paid near the beginning of the project.

Section 5. Work Samples: Both master and apprentice must submit work samples with the application. Please contact Folklife Program Staff if you need technical assistance. Music or Verbal Traditions: Minimum of two audio or video samples each from both the master and apprentice. Dance, Folk Theater, Calendar or Life-Cycle Customs: Minimum of two video samples each from both the master and apprentice. Material Culture, Crafts, and Foodways: Minimum of five photographs each from both the master and apprentice. Examples should include images that show close details of the work.

 

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