PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Mentoring and Professional Development Program
for Folklife and the Traditional Arts
How to Apply
If you think this program can help you, please contact us at 518.346.7008 or by e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we
can discuss it before you begin an application. You can download an
application from this page.
We are available to help you think through your plan, determine the
appropriate program component, and identify a suitable consultant if
you do not already have someone in mind.
Contact the person you would like to consult with and gain his/her
agreement to be your mentor. The mentor may be from any field or
discipline so long as the consultancy will directly benefit your folklife or
traditional arts programming. However, the chosen consultant must have
the training and skills necessary to best advise the applicant.
Submit your application to the New York Folklore Society. The two-page
application form includes
Each of these application elements must be included. Please outline the plan of work in as much detail as possible.
- Purpose of the consultancy
- Expected impact on the applicant
- Plan of work
Attach a résumé or brief biographical statement about the consultant or
partner in the professional exchange. For folk artists, evidence of artistic
merit will be required.
We encourage you to apply early so we can get back to you if
we have any questions or problems with your application.
The short-term and ongoing consultancies and folk artist mentoring
applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year for review.
Decisions will be announced within six weeks after receipt of applications.
Find out about:
| ||Download the Mentoring Brochure (PDF)|
SPANISH language version of Mentoring Program Guidelines (PDF) available here.
The Mentoring and Professional Development Program is made possible with funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.