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Folk and Traditional Arts Program


Apprenticeships and Fellowships Grants

The folk arts are defined as those artistic practices that are community or family base and express a community’s aesthetic heritage and tradition. 

The learning process is informal and is passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth, by apprenticeships, and imitation. 

Folk Arts Fellowships provide one $1000 and one $5000 award annually to artists in a variety of disciplines who demonstrate the highest level of skill and accomplishment in their craft. 

Folk Arts Apprenticeships are designed to foster the sharing of traditional (folk) artistic skills between a master and an apprentice who is already familiar with the genre.  The program creates this opportunity specifically for individuals who share common cultural heritage. 
Fellowships Grants

To apply for the grants, please contact Elena Calderón-Patiño, Community Arts Program Director Email: Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov
Phone: (401) 222-6996

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