NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
Address 175 Varick Street
New York,NY 10014
Phone Number (212)627-4455
Fax Number (212)620-5911
TTY Number (800)895-9838
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.nysca.org
Executive Director Ms. Heather Hitchens
Founding Year 1960
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens. The Council believes in supporting the following.
Program Name Folk Arts Apprenticeships
Program Contact Mr. Robert Baron, Folk Arts Program Director
Program Phone (212) 741-7755
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1984
Description of Program Folk Arts Apprenticeships help to ensure the continuation of traditional arts by providing individuals experienced in a folk art with opportunities to study with master folk artists from their own community. Support in this category is intended for one apprentice to work with one master artist, except in circumstances where the art form is traditionally learned in small groups. In such cases support may be provided for apprenticeships involving more than one apprentice, but generally not exceeding three persons.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements n/a
Award Website http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/folk_arts/apprentice.htm
Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
  • Master Artist Support/Mentorship
  • Other:Administrative Expenses
Description of Support or Services Funding awards for apprenticeships generally do not exceed $5,000, with priority given to the master artist's fee. Funding may also be provided for travel, supplies, liability insurance costs, modest administrative expenses and the recording of the skills being taught through audio, video or still photography.
Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 5000.00
Related Arts
Folk/Traditional ArtsFolk/Traditional Arts, All
New YorkAnyAnyAny
Gender No Requirement
Age 18 and older
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes W/ Restrictions
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • Emerging
  • Master or Elder
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions The master artist and the apprentice must be from the community practicing the tradition. Priority is given to apprenticeships involving the transmission of traditions no longer widely practiced. Support will not be provided for the same master artist for more than two consecutive years. Requests for Folk Arts Apprenticeships are exempt from the Council's three-request limit.
Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0
Procedure Application only through 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor/conduit
Contact Requirements New applicants are required to contact NYSCA staff before the deadline. Support material must be postmarked, hand-delivered or made available online by the deadline. Please direct them to your appropriate contact at: NYSCA, 175 Varick Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014 or [email protected] or [email protected].
Material/Process 1. Up to 10 slides, CD-ROM or up to five minutes of audio or video tape demonstrating the artistic abilities and skills of both the master folk artist and the apprentice. Complete a slide script to accompany your images. 2. A letter of commitment, signed and dated by the master artist, agreeing to accept the apprentice indicated in this application, under the terms specified.
Application Fee $0
Exact Deadline 6/20/2012
Approximate Deadline
Rolling Deadline No
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines
Selection Process/Criteria
Notification Process n/a
Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? True
Awardee's Public Service Requirement? n/a