We strongly suggest that you contact CWCT Director Langston Collin Wilkins prior to submitting an application.
Reviewers will judge applications on the following criteria:
- Relevance and importance of the tradition to the cultural history of a community/ communities in Washington State. Note that the tradition does NOT need to have originated in Washington.
- Expertise of the Master Artist
- Demonstrated level of commitment by the Master Artist and the Apprentice to the apprenticeship, and appropriateness of the Apprentice
- Potential impact of the apprenticeship on the continued vitality of the tradition, and/or the vitality of the community from which it comes.
- Feasibility of the Plan of Work
Reviewers will also:
- Consider whether traditions are endangered or have few practitioners in the state.
- Prioritize highly qualified first-time applicants who practice an underserved tradition.
- Prioritize masters and apprentices who share the same cultural or ethnic background. Family members are allowed to work together as master and apprentice.
- Prioritize teams who have clearly drawn plans to document and share their work together in a public venue.
- Consider the ethnic and regional diversity of the overall slate of awarded applicants.