EUGENE — To facilitate passing on tribal, cultural, religions and occupational traditions, people are sought to teach their art form to others.
The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program offers participants a $3,000 stipend to teach their art form to apprentices in their communities. The program is offered through the Oregon Folklife Network.
They are seeking people accomplished in traditional folk arts, such as American Indian basket weaving and storytelling, old-time fiddling, saddle and western gear makers, specialty cooking and baking, African-American gospel singing, southeast Asian dancing, hip-hop artists and more. Oregonians engaged in living cultural traditions are encouraged to apply.
The program does not fund historic re-enactments, do-it-yourself crafts or those who practice traditions that are not part of their own cultural heritage.