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Chris Pereji playing tabla drums with apprentice Nisha Purushotham. Photo by Maggie Holtzberg.

Traditional Artist Apprenticeships

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2019 Total: $70,000

Nepalese sarangi
Shyam Nepali, master artist, Watertown, MA
Pranawa Phuyal, apprentice, Cambridge, MA
Grant: $10,000

Cambodian folk dance
Tim Chan Thou, master artist, Lowell, MA
Maddox Yang, apprentice, Lowell, MA
Grant: $10,000

Guitar Making
Benjamin Pearce, master artist, Cambridge, MA
Deitrich Strause, apprentice, Cambridge, MA
Grant: $6,300

Odissi dance
Shipra S. Mehrotra, master artist, Norfolk, MA
Priya Bangal, apprentice, Newton, MA
Grant: $9,700

Westfield whipmaking
Carol Martin, master artist, Westfield, MA
Stephanie Harder, apprentice, Westfield, MA
Grant: $8,000

Music of Epirus
Vasileios Kostas, master artist, Boston, MA
Lysander Jaffe, apprentice, Cambridge, MA
Grant: $8,000

Carnatic violin
Surya Sundararajan, master artist, Holliston, MA
Barath Ramesh, apprentice, Westford, MA
Grant: $4,160

Kathak dance
Urmi Samadar, master artist, Belmont, MA
Anishka Yerabothu, apprentice, Southborough
Grant: $6,839

Carnatic vocal
Tara Anand Bangalore, master artist, Framingham, MA
Diya Godavarti, apprentice, Westford, MA
Grant: $2,451

Carnatic mridangam
Mahalingam Santhanakrishnan, master artist, Norwood, MA
Shivendran Vytheswan, apprentice, Lexington, MA
Grant: $4,550


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