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Oct 1, 2020

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Grants for Apprenticeships - APPLY NOW!
Grants for Apprenticeships - APPLY NOW!

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2020 GRANTS FOR APPRENTICESHIPS APPLICATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020 DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

 

Studio Potter’s Grants for Apprenticeships Program, established in 2019, supports emerging artists who want to become full-time studio potters and mentor-potters who wish to take on apprentices. This grant program offers annual grants of up to $10,000 to support apprenticeships in studio pottery. 

The application period for the second year of grants will open October 1 and close November 1, 2020. In this year of momentous events, Studio Potter strongly reaffirms it's commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusiveness. The Grants for Apprenticeships Program is committed to supporting the development of BIPOC artists and increasing their presence in studio pottery. 



Questions about your application? Contact apprenticeships@studiopotter.org 

Reviews of draft applications are available to those interested.  Submit in Slideroom by October 10 to receive feedback. 




STUDIO APPRENTICESHIP DEFINED

Studio-based apprenticeship is a form of person-to-person training that places work above theory and emphasizes intimacy and immersion. In the West, people commonly associate the history of apprenticeship with craft and trade practices in Europe during the Middle Ages, but traditions of lineage-learning have endured for centuries around the world. Apprenticeship continues today as a means of passing down knowledge from generation to generation and as a way for aspiring artisans to build professional communities and prepare for careers as studio artists.