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The annual Tribute Concert, 5/2/21 starting at 3pm live on the Young Tradition Vermont Facebook page and YouTube Channel, which closes the Young Tradition Festival every year, will focus on the mentors and apprentices involved with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Apprenticeship Program.
The 2020-2021 ‘cohort’ of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program includes 13 collaborations between master artists and apprentices who are working together, in the face of the pandemic, to keep traditional cultural expressions vital and relevant to the communities that practice them. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and a longstanding partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Folklife Center, with recent linkages with Young Tradition Vermont, initiated this program in 1992 to support the continued vitality of Vermont’s living cultural heritage.
Here is a sample from the Vermont Folklife Center’s web site highlighting one of those apprenticeship relationships – Pete Sutherland and Emmett Stowell: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/fieldnotes/pete-and-emmet-the-old-boom-chuck