This annual grant opportunity supports a learning partnership between a recognized mentor artist and one or more qualified apprentices to continue artistic traditions of a shared cultural heritage. An apprentice should have some background in the art form and indicate a commitment to practice the art form after the apprenticeship has been completed.

Eligiblity and Restrictions

  • Applicant (mentor artist) must be a practicing artist
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old. Apprentices may be under 18
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen, legal resident, or refugee
  • Apprentices must live in Idaho
  • Final reports for past Commission grants and awards must be submitted and approved
  • The length of the apprenticeship must not exceed ten months
  • Apprenticeships must include a public presentation or demonstration