Professional Development

From STEM-based Act 48 programs to heritage tourism seminars, Rivers of Steel provides a variety of opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning.

master artists teaches traditional needlework to apprentice

Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship

As a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk Arts Partner, Rivers of Steel is proud to offer apprenticeship grants that support the learning of traditional arts within cultural communities across the state. Each grant award provides funding to a partnership between a master traditional artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling them to work together to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.  Apprenticeships in Traditional Arts grants are offered annually in both performing and craft traditions.

Become an Apprentice

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such as tours, workshops, and festivals happening at each unique attraction.