New jewelry artists working primarily in silver are invited to apply for the 2015 Halstead Grant.
The winner will receive $5,000 in cash for their business start-up, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, and recognition in the industry. Applications are due June 9, 2015.
Eligible jewelers should have launched their businesses within the last one to three years. All design techniques are welcome including metalsmithing fabrication, casting, metal clay, wire work, or beading. The competition is open to US citizens with studios in the country.
Complete application details can be found on The Halstead Grant website. Candidates are required to submit a design portfolio, resume, and answers to several business planning questions.
Halstead is one of North America’s leading distributors of jewelry supplies. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the company and the 10th annual grant award. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, tools and metals for jewelry artists.