Professional development opportunities include:

Artist Opportunities
Offering a variety of opportunities for artists organized and searchable by categories and deadlines, this bi-weekly e-newsletter features new opportunities, including calls for proposals from throughout the U.S.

Folklife Internship
This three-month internship is offered to individuals who have completed at least one year of graduate study in folklife or related fields or have experience with traditional arts and culture. Activities range from organizing original field research to grantsmanship, financial planning and more.

Millennial Traditional Artists
Focusing on the next generation of artists working within folk and cultural art traditions, our MTA project featured a variety of networking opportunities and promotional tools. This project was concluded in 2020. Contact Folklife Director Zoe van Buren for more information.

View the directory of emerging traditional artists involved in the project. 

Strategic Planning Partners
Building on the success of Creative Capital’s Strategic Planning Program for Artists, Strategic Planning Partners offers professional development for artists to build their careers. One-day workshops are typically offered twice a year in partnership with the N.C. Arts Council.