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

Grant Workshop: John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, IL – 11/14/2018

Company of Director, Bucky Halker, will offer a grant workshop at 4:00 pm on November 14, 2018 at John A. Logan Museum in Mursphysboro, IL.   Halker will discuss the master apprentice grants available to traditional folk and ethnic artists through the Illinois Arts Council Agency.   He will also discuss other IACA grants and funding sources available to artists. … Read More

Illinois Arts Council Master/Apprentice Grant Application Due December 15, 2016

The Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program (MAP) recognizes the role of the master artist and apprentice relationship in the preservation of the state’s cultural heritage. The practices, customs, stories, and skills that are passed from one generation to the next influence how we live, what we value, and our personal and collective identities. MAP helps communities preserve their own … Read More