Our annual Master-Apprentice Artist Award recognizes and supports artists working in traditional or heritage forms who are passing on their knowledge to an apprentice or apprentices. We are currently seeking nominations of master traditional artists and apprentices in Arizona for the 2020 award.
Artists/tradition bearers receive t $2,500; apprentices receive $500. Artists may self nominate or be nominated by someone familiar with their work.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Eligible artists are those working in traditions including, but not limited to:
- Handcrafts: weavers; basket makers; jewelers; makers of masks, ritual objects, textiles
- Occupational folklife: adobe makers, leather workers, ironworkers, foodways workers
- Oral traditions: storytellers, poets
- Performing arts: dancers, vocalists, musicians
Artists are selected by a panel and awarded for their knowledge, dedication, and commitment to passing on living traditions from our region and beyond. Support for the program comes from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts’ State Arts Partnership Grant, the Surdna Foundation, and local donors.
Orientation sessions will be held as requested by communities or individuals. Contact Program Coordinator, Nelda Ruiz at 520-621-4046 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.