2021 CAP Cycle

A comprehensive guide to all pertinent information regarding the 2021 Craft Apprentice Program cycle. Below you will find a convenient overview (and links when applicable) to all parts of the current program cycle such as: The application, jurors, an applicant match-making tool, information sessions, the 2021 apprenticeship timeline, and much more!

Master Artists and apprentices apply together. Review the application questions & support material (all available on the application page via the button below), prepare your text and uploads, create a login and complete the application online.

The 2021 program will begin accepting applications October 8, 2020 on the Maine Arts Commission Grant Management System (GMS).
Applications are due December 9, 2020, midnight.

2021 Jury Panel.

Nancy Giesberger | CAP ’18 Master Artist, Fiber

Daisy Desrosiers | Lunder Institute for American Art Director of Programs

Kyle Patnaude | Maine College of Art, Assistant Professor Jewelry & Metalsmithing / MFA

Applicant match-making tool.
Want to apply but need a match?
Apprentices: Check our database of available master artists.
Masters: Register to be added to the database.

Do you have questions about the program before you apply? We’re here to answer them! Two information sessions will be held (via Zoom) with program staff:
Wednesday, October 28 @ noon
Wednesday, November @ noon

2021 Craft Apprentice Program Cycle Timeline:
12/09/2020 Application deadline
12/11 – 31/2020 Jurors review all applications
1/4/2020 -Notifications sent to all applicants  Finalists contacted to schedule interviews for January 21st
1/21/2021 Finalists interviewed via Zoom by jurors
1/29/2021 CAP participants are announced
3/1/2021Apprenticeships begin
9/30/2021 Apprenticeships end
October 2021 Capstone Exhibition (date / location TBA)
October 2021 CAP Alumni Gathering (date / location TBA)

Exhibition details:
Date / location TBA

Partners + Funding:
CAP is produced by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission.