The Maine Craft Apprentice Program is a production of the Maine Crafts Association and the Maine Arts Commission with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The program is 100 hours of one to one training over seven-months. The learning experience is for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to acquiring new skills, tools and management habits and furthering their craft practice; they accomplish this through a significant relationship with a master artist. CAP celebrates the master/apprentice relationship as a way to generate creative entrepreneurship, envisioning a sustainable and resilient craft sector for Maine.
Program Objectives< /br>
- Providing makers with relevant and alternative educational experiences.
- Promoting and facilitating craft as a viable career path.
- Fostering deliberate mentoring.
- Facilitating professional development of emerging makers.
- Increasing pool of craft makers in the state.
- Providing makers with alternative means of professional funding.
- Develop and promote peer learning in the Maine craft community.
2020 Partners and Sponsors< /br>
MaineCAP was established in 2016 by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission. The 2020 Maine Craft Apprentice Program is made possible with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, organizational partnership with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Maine Home + Design magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of the Capstone Exhibition.< /br>