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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

Master Craft Artist / Apprenticeship Program Announced

Sept 30 Deadline for Program

September 07, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN — Funding is available through the Tennessee Master Craft Artist / Apprenticeship Program, a cooperative partnership of the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) and the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA).

"The program is a cooperative partnership created to encourage and invest in the continuation, advancement, and creation of Tennessee craft by recognizing the role of the master craft artist/apprentice relationship as a way to preserve the state's cultural heritage," says Julie Horn, director of visual art, craft, and media for the TAC.

The program will contact master craft artists to offer a period of concentrated learning to apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to further develop their abilities as specialized craft practitioners. Three master craft artist/apprentice pairs will be chosen to participate in the program, with funding available for intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices by recognized master craft artists.

Approved applications will receive a total of $4,000 to be divided the master craft artist is awarded a stipend of $2,200 and the apprentice is awarded a stipend of $1,800.

Project partnership runs from Nov. 1, 2009 to June 15, 2010. Application deadline is Sept. 30, 2009.

For an application, click here:

For more information, call Julie Horn at 615-532-9798 or e-mail

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