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Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, Nominations for Ohio Heritage Fellowship

The Ohio Arts Council is excited to share two opportunities aimed at supporting and celebrating Ohio's folk and traditional artists.

The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program provides awards that allow dedicated apprentices to follow a time-honored method to develop skills in valued art forms. Apprentices and traditional arts masters should submit a joint application. Master artists may request up to $4,000 to work with one, and if appropriate, two, apprentices. At least 50 percent of the request must be used for master artist honoraria. No match is required. 

Find more information about this program here.

The Ohio Heritage Fellowship program recognizes and supports Ohio folk and traditional artists who are the most influential masters of their particular traditions and whose work in the folk and traditional arts has had a significant impact on their communities. Each year, the Ohio Arts Council will award one Ohio Heritage Fellowship to an individual or group. The recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and a $5,000 award at a public award ceremony.

To learn more and to nominate a group or individual, visit

Meet the 2018 Ohio Heritage Fellow, Hasu Patel 

Applications and nominations for these two programs are due March 15, 2019 by 5 p.m.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


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