Maryland Traditions Accepting Award Applications

By Editorial Team on February 11, 2019

Deadline: Sun, 03 July 2022

Deadline: Friday, February 15 at 10pm

Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is currently accepting applications for the Apprenticeships Awards and nominations for the Heritage Awards.  Applications and nominations are being accepted through February 15, 2019. For more information and to access the application documents, visit or call 410-767-6555.

Apprenticeship Awards support up to one year of study in folklife, or living cultural traditions. During the study period, a master folklife practitioner passes down her or his knowledge to an apprentice in an effort to support the vitality of folklife in Maryland. Apprenticeships may focus on performance-based forms of folklife, such as storytelling, music, or dance; material forms of folklife, such as craft, costume, or food; or occupational forms of folklife, such as those found in maritime, agricultural, or architectural traditions.

The Heritage Awards recognize outstanding stewardship of Maryland folklife. Through a public nomination process, three awards are given each year in the categories of Person, Place, and Tradition. Awardees will be recognized in a public ceremony hosted in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Summit in June 2019.