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Three Kentucky master artists receive Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants

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).

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