|Images of the 1993-1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program||Images of the 1993-1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program||Still Image||Fieldwork|
Images of the 1993-1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program
- Seven color prints, 46 black and white prints. Duplicate prints from the fieldwork files used for the 1993-1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship booklet. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.