Malm, Haas receive funds through North Dakota Council on the Arts

They are for learning iron cross construction.

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The North Dakota Council on the Arts has awarded $55,997 in the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program for the 2023 fiscal year which began July 1, 2022, and ends June 30, 2023. Two Jamestown area individuals are included in the awards.

The Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program grant is designed to honor and encourage the preservation of North Dakota's diverse living traditions. By providing funds up to $4,000, this grant allows master traditional artists to pass their skills and knowledge to apprentices on a one-to-one basis over an extended time frame. The masters most often are from North Dakota but can be from outside the state. The apprentices all must be North Dakota residents.

Jeffrey Malm of Kulm is the master artist for apprentice artist Bradley Haas of Ashley. The art form is Germans from Russia iron cross construction, and the amount of the award was $2,060.

The grant awards are to be used for a master artist's instruction fee and the cost of supplies and travel for the apprentice. The length of each apprenticeship will vary according to the proposed work plan, but most apprenticeships last between four and 10 months.

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