Grantee: New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
Location: Boston, Mass.
Award: Artist Networks and Convenings
Discipline: Master-Apprentice Exchanges
Web Site: http://www.nefa.org/
This apprenticeship program invited traditional and contemporary Native artists to collaborate in a master and apprentice training format. NEFA awarded four grants of $5,000 and one grant of $3,000 pairing an experienced master artist with an apprentice for up to one year, establishing a one-on-one learning experience that helps to ensure the continued vitality of Native artists in New England.
Each master-apprentice pair was required to share the outcomes of their exchanges at Native Arts gatherings, thereby bringing the benefits of their work together to the wider community and providing additional opportunities for connection making.