North House Folk School

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Founded 1997
Grand Marais, United States


North House Folk School's mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind. North House is home of the Artisan Development Program, a 2-year fully funded residency for traditional craft artisans. The Artisan Development Program fosters the growth of the next generation of traditional craft artisans. It offers professional development including mentorship, education practice, and studio space for artisans committed to pursuing craft education as a professional path. Resident Artisans in the program build in-depth experience in their craft, while enhancing the vitality of North House Folk School. They cultivate meaningful relationships, develop craft and teaching skills for future leadership, and forge connections with regional, national and international institutions and artisans.

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North House Folk School is located on the harbor in Grand Marais Minnesota, on the north shore of Lake Superior. This small town is nestled between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, it is easy to see why so many find inspiration in Grand Marais. There’s something new to discover around every corner. Musicians, artists, photographers and artisans journey to Grand Marais seeking inspiration, and they always find it.

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