about this program
Posted on Wed Oct 14, 2020
The 2021 Apprenticeship Program application is now open!
***Deadline extended to December 11***
Application and Additional Information Below
Posted on Thu Aug 13, 2020
Fostering the continuity of folk and traditional arts in Texas, the Apprenticeship Program funds and supports an extended period of intensive learning and exchange between outstanding master artists and apprentices. For more information, please contact Pete Breithaupt, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the Apprenticeship Program Interest Form: https://forms.gle/e7cDQ83tNCNDiU9v9. Application materials for the 2020-2021 Apprenticeship Program will be available this fall.
Posted on Thu Jul 30, 2020
Posted on Fri Apr 24, 2020
Posted on Thu Jan 30, 2020
Clockwise, from left: 2020 master Yuxin Mei; 2020 Master Thanmayee Krishnamruthy;
2020 Master Mike Beumel; and 2020 Master Gideon Alorwoyie.
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2020 APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS AWARDEES
Eight Master and Apprentice Pairs Awarded $3,000
An Array of Traditional Art Forms Represented – from Pingelap Stick Dancing to Conjunto Accordion Playing
Posted on Tue Jan 7, 2020
Early in 2019 Sabrina Yakana participated in the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program. She learned the traditional art of Pingelapese stick dance from master artist Sepir Yakana, a dance previously done to train hand eye coordination for warriors entering into battle. Now, however, the dance serves as a way to entertain.
Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2019
Felipe Perez began playing accordion while still in elementary school. Some of his earliest memories came from watching his uncle play next door, “with a big ol’ cigar in his mouth and a can of beer,” and knew he wanted to learn himself. With little money in the family, Felipe saved up to buy his own accordion, shining shoes along the Corpus Christi cantinas, where the many sailors stationed in town provided consistent business.
Posted on Thu Sep 6, 2018
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