Grants, internships, events and more!

Part of SIBs’ mission to support blacksmiths who are often marginalized is to provide resources and other opportunities that have been shared by our community. In keeping with our mission we always strive to connect people/shops/events that are on board with our Code of Conduct and will provide positive, nurturing, and inclusive spaces where all are welcome. This is of course an ongoing process and we are aware that we may make mistakes and will always seek to correct them.

Penland Internship (Bakersville, North Carolina)


Job Listing/ More info on how to apply
Penland Website

Application due: February 1, 2021
Reports to: Iron Studio Coordinator – Daniel Beck
Full-time: 40hrs per week
Starting Date: May 8, 2021
Concludes: Sept. 4, 2021
$1000 stipend and housing and meals will be provided at no charge to you for the duration of the internship period.  

Penland School of Craft seeks an Iron Studio Intern to help organize, implement, and support the iron studio’s day-to-day operations both during and in between workshops during our busiest season.

Apprenticeship, Metal Museum (Memphis Tennessee)

Applications for the 2021 program must be received by March 5, 2021. Apprentice residency period is May 11, 2021 – May 31, 2023.

The Metal Museum offers short-term internships and two-year residency opportunities to blacksmiths, foundry artists, and repair specialists. These positions offer artists invaluable experiential learning that is meant to expand their professional and practical skills. Responsibilities include the production of commissioned works, assistance with educational programming, participation in national conferences, on-site demonstrations, daily interaction with museum visitors, and shop maintenance.

Grant/apprenticeship (Idaho)

Application deadline: February 1st, 2021…/traditional-arts…/…

Possible grant/apprenticeship opportunity! Unfortunately it is limited to Idaho residents, but an opportunity nonetheless. For the state of Idaho you have to be a resident but the master artist can live anywhere. The apprentice gets to choose the master and there is a stipend to both master and apprentice for 3K. Not too bad! For more info and to apply go to:

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