Apply For Folklife Apprenticeship Programme

September 15, 2012

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is now accepting applications for the Folklife Apprenticeship Programme. The principle objective of the programme is to foster the growth of a younger generation of tradition-bearers in Bermuda.

The programme pairs a tradition-bearer with an interested apprentice for an 80-hour apprenticeship beginning October 2012 and concluding June 2013. Interested Bermudians between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit a letter of motivation.

The successful apprentice should exhibit openness and respect for non-traditional learning environments; and a passion for Bermuda’s traditions and heritage.

This year’s apprenticeships include mosaics and arts of performance with Miss Ruth E. Thomas, Gombey costumes with Mrs. Janice Warner-Tucker, jazz music traditions with Mr. John Woolridge (must know how to play an instrument or sing), goat husbandry and cheese-making with Mr. James Tucker, genealogy with Dr. Jolene Bean and vegetarian food ways with Ms. Cheryl Kerr.

For more information or to submit your letter of motivation, please contact Folklife Officer Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson at; on 292-1681; or at the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, 58 Court Street, 4th Floor, Hamilton HM 12. Letters must be submitted no later than Wednesday, 3 October 2012.

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