Folk art is usually passed down from teacher to apprentice outside the walls of any formal institution. Florida is seeking folk art masters and apprentices to participate in a program aimed at keeping their traditions alive for generations to come.
This year’s Florida FolkLife Apprenticeship teams are working on Hungarian embroidery, Puerto Rican lace making and a Chinese musical instrument called a zheng. The program gives stipends for travel and supplies. A team is one master artist or craftsperson and one or more apprentices.