Master folk artists will pass their skills to apprentices in the first round of folk arts apprenticeships during the coming year, sponsored by the Utah Arts Council's folk arts division.

Thirteen applications were approved and $19,999 will assist in the project, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $370. Folk skills that will be perpetuated are East Indian vocal music, Armenian lace-making Acoma Pueblo pottery, quilting, Hmong flower-cloth stitching, tatting, Hawaiian hula traditions, pinata making, decorative paper cutting, Laotian classical dance, saddle making, Russian toy making and bobbin lace traditions.Those interested in the folk arts apprentice project for another year may call 533-5760.