Master/Apprentice Program

We are excited to announce that the official MAP guidelines have been announced! The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is taking applications for the 2022 Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) through November 15, 2021 at 11:59PM. MAP allows for the preservation of community culture by partnering master traditional artists with apprentices to pass on music skills and traditions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Apply by creating an account through IACA’s new online platform:

Questions or concerns? IACA staff and Company of Folk Executive Director, John Gardner, are available via an online webinar on Friday, October 6th at 1:00PM Central Time.
Click the link below to access the meeting: On-line Webinar, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @1pm – Pre-Registration is required