Gleitz among TAI 2021 apprenticeship teams
Traditional Arts Indiana recently announced seven apprenticeships teams. The initiative is made possible through a partnership between Traditional Arts Indiana, Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Among those interns selected was Isaac Gleitz, a graduate of North Harrison High School, who is on the Bill Bailey, Idiophonic Instruments, team.
During the next nine months, artists will teach traditional artistic knowledge to their family and community members to continue these practices into the next generation. The Apprenticeship Program is designed to help folk and traditional artists facilitate instruction in a one-on-one teaching environment with their apprentices.
Additionally, TAI documents the progression of their apprenticeship through interviewing, video recording and photographic documentation to further promote and preserve these traditional art forms.
Given the postponement of the 2020 celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 Apprenticeship Program cohorts will demonstrate their work together at the Indiana Heritage Fellowship celebration in 2021.