This annual grant opportunity supports a learning partnership between a recognized master artist and one or more qualified apprentices to continue artistic traditions of a shared cultural heritage.

An apprentice needs to have some background in the art form and indicate a commitment to practicing the art form after the apprenticeship has been completed.

Eligiblity and Restrictions

  • Applicant (master 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.
  • Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants and awards.
  • The length of the apprenticeship must not exceed ten months.
  • Apprenticeships must include a public presentation or demonstration.