The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) Is NOW Accepting Applications!

We are excited to announce that the official MAP application is now open to applicants! The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is taking applications for the 2023 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) through December 1st at 11:59PM. MAP allows for the preservation of community culture by partnering master traditional artists with apprentices to pass on music skills and … Read More

Downstate Illinois Grant Workshops

We will be hitting the road soon to offer grant workshops around the state in support of the IACA’s Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program. The grant is $3,000 for teaching your traditional art.

We’re really looking forward to meeting many great artists and craftspeople!