We are delighted to announce the awarding of 10 new Traditional Arts Apprenticeships. These Mass Cultural Council grants support the transmission and vitality of our state’s traditional arts by funding a master artist to mentor an apprentice in a 10-month learning experience.
Here are the 2018-2019 year recipients:
Nepalese sarangi playing: Shyam Nepali, master artist and Pranawa Phuyal, apprentice, Watertown, MA
Cambodian folk dance Tim Chan Thou, master artist and Maddox Yang, apprentice, Lowell, MA
Odissi dance Shipra S Mehrotra, master artist and Priya Bangal, apprentice, Framingham, MA
Guitar making: Benjamin Pearce, master artist and Deitrich Stause, apprentice, Cambridge, MA
Westfield whipmaking: Carol Martin, master artist and Stephanie Harder, apprentice, Westield, MA
Music of Epirus: Vasilis Kostas, master artist and Lysander Jaffe, apprentice, Boston, MA
Carnatic violin: Surya Sundararajan, master artist and Bharath Ramesh, apprentice, Westford, MA
Kathak dance: Urmi Samadar, master artist and Anishka Yerabothu, apprentice, Southborough, MA
Carnatic vocal Tara Anand Bangalore, master artist and Diya Godavarti, apprentice, Framingham, MA
Carnatic mridangam: Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan, master artist and Shivendran Vytheswan, apprentice, Lexington
Apprenticeships are awarded every other year. The next application deadline will by April 2020.