Are you an artist seeking funding to support your work?  Are you an artist practicing a traditional art form in your community?  Would you like to pass on you mastery of a traditional art to others?  Would you like to expand the audience for your art? 

Clark “Bucky” Halker, Ph.D., Director of Company of Folk, is hosting a free workshop about how to search for and write a successful grant. The workshop will take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on  November 11th in the Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, IL.  The workshop will devote particular attention to the Master Apprentice Program of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program provides fellowships to individuals who practice an art form that comes from a specific tradition or ethnic heritage and who are interested in training an apprentice in this traditional folk or ethnic art form. Examples include: duck decoy carving, weaving, bluegrass fiddle, folk music, blacksmithing, lacemaking, rosemaling, or ethnic dancing—arts that have been passed from one generation to the next.

The workshop will focus on the tools needed to create a strong and competitive grant application, including a concise vision statement, narrative, budget and work samples. Get hands-on help with your grant application.

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This program partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and hosted by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association