Craft Apprentice Program

The League of NH Craftsmen is partnering with the Maine Crafts Association for the 2023 Craft Apprentice Program. The League is excited to learn from Maine Crafts and build upon their experiences, as they have run this program for a number of years. We see this as an opportunity for our juried members to learn new skills within their existing media area, or to learn a new craft media.  Mentees may also be non-juried members who are excited about expanding their skill set and expanding their relationship with the League as part of a path to juried membership.

An apprentice and mentor sign up together for this program, which runs for seven months, March through September. Applicants apply jointly, providing clear, agreed upon goals, a basic plan for how goals will be achieved, and a proposed budget for the apprentice’s honorarium. Both must also submit resumes and images of current work.

Both mentor artist and apprentice receive honorariums based on a recommended one hundred hours of one-on-one training ($3000 to the mentor, $1000 to the apprentice). The honorarium for the mentor artist covers their time and transference of knowledge/expertise, while the apprentice’s funds are for supplies/equipment.

This is a competitive program, and not all applicants will be accepted.

There is more information on the program available on the Maine Crafts website linked HERE, which is also where all the application materials are found.

Questions?  Please contact League Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at rmontroy@nhcrafts.org

Final applications are due December 8, 2022

*Please note, as we are participating in their existing program for this cycle, eligibility does not currently extend to Photography as a media category.