The Maine Crafts Association, in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission, offers CAP: a statewide craft apprentice program for contemporary craft practitioners. The program seeks master and apprentice pairs to apply for the 2016 program, a seven-month concentrated peer-to-peer, in-studio learning experience with MCA guidance and support.

Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 4; and selections will be announced on Jan. 31. Apprenticeship dates are March 1 through Sept. 15.

Master and apprentice artist pairs apply jointly. The application requires images, resumes and apprenticeship plan details. Applications are reviewed by a jury of Maine professionals. Honorariums are $3,000 to the master and $1,000 to the apprentice, based on a recommended 100 hours of one-on-one training. To close the program, all artists participate in an exhibition at a highly attended venue as part of Maine Craft Weekend in October.

Applications are online at For more information, contact Sadie Bliss at or 564-0041.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or