Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), an nonprofit organization that spreading awareness and increasing appreciation of art jewelry worldwide since 1997, is pleased to announce its jewelry design competition, an international grant opportunity for mid-career artists.
The purpose of this grant, established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field and to provide resources for the artist to develop and implement a significant jewelry-related project that she/he would not otherwise have the ability to undertake.
The proposed project should be about jewelry, loosely defined. There must be a specific outcome to the project, and it must be completed within a two-year time frame. Examples could include (but are not limited to) creation of a new body of work; a book, catalog, or other publication; research and development (including travel study); or performance art involving jewelry. A proposed budget must be included as part of the proposal.
Grant proposals must include:
• A biography of the artist
• A project proposal outlining the project, including an explanation of how the grant will help support the artist’s work and career and enhance the field
• A detailed budget
• A project proposal portfolio of 5 images that support/define/clarify the project proposal
A proposal that was previously submitted cannot be submitted again.
The jury for this grant cycle will be: Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Claudia Schmuckli (United States); grant founder and collector Susan Beech (United States); and internationally recognized maker and academic Eija Mustonen (Finland).
Applications will be accepted starting from November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., MST, on Monday, January 14, 2019.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant is open to makers between the ages of 35 and 55 at the time of the proposal deadline.