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Folks Arts Apprenticeship grants now available

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Folks Arts Apprenticeship grants now available
Members of the Red Bank Regional Visual and Performing Arts Academy run through a dance number during a dress rehearsal for their upcoming show, 'A Holiday Dance Concert', in the Red Bank Regional High School auditorium in Little Silver on December 13.
Grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to support Folk Arts Apprenticeships are now available.
Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants encourage cultural communities to pass on valued, traditional art forms by providing stipends to master folk artists who help apprentices develop important skills. The application process requires that each apprentice apply with a master artist as a team by providing artistic work samples, information about their shared artistic cultural backgrounds, and the planned scope of work.
A workshops for individuals and teams seeking assistance with the application process will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Folklife Program for NJ, 703 Jersey Ave., New Brunswick.
Program guidelines and application information for a Fiscal Year 2018 grant may be accessed on the council’s website at www.ArtsCouncil.NJ.Gov. Grants are for the period of July 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018. The application deadline is April 5, 2017.
If you do not have access to the internet, or have questions regarding eligibility, contact Kim Nguyen at 609-292-4495.