The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is currently working on The New Apprenticeship Project, an initiative to support contemporary creative and skills-based training, updating the traditional form of apprenticeships through the research and publication of resources in order to meet the needs of today’s craft community.

Born out of The Center’s 2012 Craft Think Tank, The New Apprenticeship Project is the result of a meeting of 17 scholars, practitioners, and experts on apprenticeships. For two days attendees met to present and discuss the status of apprenticeship within the American culture and economy today.

We are currently in the process of collecting information on contemporary examples of apprenticeships in order to inform our goal of better facilitating the connection of mentors and apprentices, and to provide them with toolkits and models that promote positive experiences.

As a mentor/master, we would appreciate your contribution to our project by filling out the brief questionnaire in the link below. Feel free to use the Notes/Comments section at the end of the survey to expand on topics that you feel are pertinent.

By taking this survey and filling out your contact information you will be entered into a drawing to win a Makers: A History of American Studio Craft textbook - the first and only comprehensive history of its kind!
Please note: all information provided in this questionnaire will remain confidential.

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* 1. Please provide the following information:

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. Please specify your race/ethnicity:

* 4. What is your medium/media?

* 5. For how many years have you been taking on apprentices/assistants/interns?

* 6. How many apprentices do you take on at one time?

* 7. How many apprentices have you mentored in total?