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2009 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants

Each year, the Traditional Arts Program supports the preservation of traditional arts by funding Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, which support a master artist to teach an experienced apprentice in one-to-one sessions.

In fiscal year 2009, the State Arts Council will support nine master/apprentice teams for a total of $31,526. The grantees represent a diversity of traditions. National Endowment for the Arts funds make it possible for the State Arts Council to support Border State Apprenticeships, wherein one member of the team must be a resident of New Hampshire and the other may be from one of the neighboring states.
Master and apprentice teams typically meet for 80 to 120 hours over a six- to 10-month period. Funds awarded cover a modest fee for the master artist’s time, supplies and mileage essential to the apprenticeship. In order to take full advantage of this unique opportunity, the apprentice is expected to have the fundamentals of the art form well in place before applying for the grant.

Garry Kalajian
Lucian Avery
Bruce Stockwell
Garry Kalajian &
Mike Cook
Lucian Avery &
Nathan Colpitts

Blue Grass Banjo
Bruce Stockwell &
Bill Jubett


Ron Raiselis

Fred Dolan

Chinese Dance
Keke &
Ree-Ven Wang Dai

Ron Raiselis &
Glenn Lael

Decoy Carving
Fred Dolan &
David Kittredge

Mark Favorite Rodney Miller Sylvia Miskoe
Fly Tying
Mark Favorite &
Chris Clark
New England Contra Dance Fiddling
Rodney Miller &
Jon Anderson
Scottish Accordion
Sylvia Miskoe &
Douglas Brunson


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