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 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 27, 2023, at 3:00 PM or Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 3:00 PM Central Time, preregistration is required!