Mentor Artist & Apprentice Teams

Working through our partners, South Arts supports the development and expansion of Mentor Artist and Apprentice teams in Central Appalachian counties of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Through our Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice program, we are able to support cross-state apprenticeship opportunities in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. To learn more, please see below.


Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice Program

Supporting mentor artist and apprentice relationships that cross state borders in order to develop shared cultural heritage in Central Appalachia.


Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant applications are due in March of each year.


North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Folklife Apprenticeship applications are due in March of each year.


Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program applications are due September of each year.