Provides up to $3,000
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2016) — Three Kentucky master artists have been awarded Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants from the Kentucky Arts Council.
The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant provides up to $3,000 to a Kentucky master folk or traditional artist to teach skills, practices and culture to a less experienced artist from the same community during the course of a year.
The three recipients are folk or traditional artists who are considered masters within their community and who have identified an apprentice from the same community who has potential to become a master. Both master and apprentice must be Kentucky residents.
The masters and apprentices who will receive funding are:
- John Harrod (Owen County), who will teach central Kentucky fiddle traditions to
Daniel Atkins (Franklin County).
- Timothy Walden (Monroe County), who will teach south central Kentucky marble making to Ben Levi Walden (Monroe County).
- John Haywood (Letcher County), who will teach Eastern Kentucky banjo traditions to Montana Hobbs (Lee County).