Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) has announced an international grant opportunity for mid-career artists. Established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, the objective of this $20,000 grant is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of art jewelry.
The jury of distinguished professionals for this grant cycle will be grant founder and collector Susan Beech (United States); the internationally recognized maker and academic Daniel Kruger (Germany); and curator Emily Stoehrer (United States).
Susan Beech was introduced to studio jewelry in 1989 and over the years has assembled a major and important collection of international art jewelry. She was instrumental in helping the Mint Museum start its international jewelry collection and received the 2008 McColl Award, which recognizes the gifted vision, extraordinary generosity, and endless energy that are pivotal forces in assuring the success of the museum.
Susan created the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant in 2017 to provide a way to ease some of the financial pressure that hinders a mid-career artist from thinking, being creative, and developing wonderful ideas.
The Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant is open to makers between the ages of 35 and 55 at the time of the proposal deadline. The proposed project should be about jewelry, loosely defined. The grant recipient will receive an unrestricted cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over the two years in which the project will be implemented.
The deadline for applications is January 10, 2021.
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