Vermont Arts Council

Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

Applications are now open for Vermont Folklife’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (VTAAP)!

With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a partnership with The Vermont Arts Council, this program supports the continued vitality of Vermont’s living cultural heritage. Information about the program is available in fourteen languages spoken within the state, including Dari, Pashto, Somali, Nepali, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

An apprenticeship is a face-to-face learning opportunity in which an experienced artist instructs a novice. This instruction addresses both the skills and techniques of an art form, as well as its meaning and use within the communities in which it is practiced.

VTAAP provides stipends of up to $2,000 to master artist and apprentice pairs to cover the time, materials, and travel expenses associated with learning an art form. 2024-25 applications from master artist and apprentice pairs will be accepted through July 21st.

Learn more and apply: