Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program provides support for mentor artists to work with apprentices to build understanding and proficiency in folk and traditional art forms. By pairing exemplary practitioners of traditional art forms with dedicated apprentices, this program allows for concentrated study and cultural exchange. Traditional Arts Apprenticeship awards support the teaching and sharing of important cultural traditions and enrich the lives of people throughout the state.

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Past Projects

Traditional Trades 

Mentor artist Sara Gilfert and apprentice Barbra Ery organize a ‘big pour’ during kozo papermaking apprenticeship. 

Material Culture 

Mentor artist Talcon Quinn and apprentice Juniper Ballew practice brain tanning. 

Traditional Dance 

Mentor Artist Elaina Hernandez and apprentice Vanessa Hernandez studied Mexican folkloric dance. 

Traditional Music 

Mentor artist Steven Greenman and apprentice Liza Grossman perform Yiddisher Bulgar. 

Mentor Jake Howard and apprentice Zach Yocum perform Goldbrickin with traditional bluegrass mandolin techniques. 

Find Artists by County

Ohio Folk & Traditional Arts - Ohio Arts Council Ohio Folk & Traditional Arts - National Endowment for the Arts Ohio Folk & Traditional Arts - ThinkTV