The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs would like to thank our Tradition-Bearers and Apprentices of the Folklife Apprenticeship Programme 2011-2012 for keeping Bermuda's culture alive.
This project, featuring the pairing of six tradition-bearers and six apprentices, was established in 2008. In creating structured opportunities for tradition-bearers to work one-on-one with interested young people, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hopes to foster the growth of a younger generation of tradition-bearers in Bermuda.
The main objectives of the Apprenticeship Programme are to:
APPRENTICESHIPS NOW IN PROGRESS (July 2011 - March 2012)
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs welcomes applications for our unique 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 July 2011 and concluding no later than March 2012. Deadline for St. David's Cooking and Dinghy Racing extended until July 27. Click here to download flyer.
COMPLETED APPRENTICESHIPS (Sept 2009 - March 2010)
COMPLETED APPRENTICESHIPS (Sept 2008 - March 2009)
In 2008, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs launched our pilot Folklife Apprenticeship Programme with great success! Click Here to watch a short film with 5 tradition bearers and their apprentices engaging in the passing on of Bermuda's Heritage.