Are you an artist seeking funding to support your work, practicing a traditional art form in your community, interested in passing on the mastery of a traditional art to others or looking to expand the audience for your art?

Are you an artist seeking funding to support your work, practicing a traditional art form in your community, interested in passing on the mastery of a traditional art to others or looking to expand the audience for your art?

If yes was the answer to any of those questions, you’re invited to join Clark “Bucky” Halker, Ph.D., director of Company of Folk, for a free workshop about how to search for and write a successful grant.  

The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the  Dairy Building in Bishop Hill. 

The workshop will devote particular attention to the Master Apprentice Program of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program provides fellowships to individuals who practice an art form that comes from a specific tradition or ethnic heritage and who are interested in training an apprentice in this traditional folk or ethnic art form. 

Examples include duck decoy carving, weaving, bluegrass fiddle, folk music, blacksmithing, lacemaking, rosemaling, or ethnic dancing — arts that have been passed from one generation to the next.  

The workshop will focus on the tools needed to create a strong and competitive grant application, including a concise vision statement, narrative, budget and work samples.  

For additional information contact by e-mail companyoffolk @gmail.com, call (773) 275-4959 or log onto www.companyoffolk. org.