The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) was established in 1997 to advocate for the field of contemporary art jewelry.
To that end, the organization invites applications for the 2023 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant, which recognizes a mid-career artist with a substantial practice who has made a significant contribution to the field and provide resources for the development and implementation of a significant jewelry-related project that the artist would not otherwise have the means to undertake.
The unrestricted cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over two years, will be awarded in support of a project about jewelry, loosely defined as worn on the body or enhances the body in some way. It may utilize jewelry forms and/or history and may consist of any manner of materials.
Examples of projects include but are not limited to: the creation of a new body of work; a book, catalog, or other publication; research and development, including travel study; performance art involving jewelry; or an educational or social initiative involving jewelry.
To be eligible, the artist must be 35 to 55 years of age on January 8, 2023; and must have an active and ongoing record of activity in the field, which may include exhibitions, shows, gallery activity, published work, and other activities. Staff and board members of AJF are not eligible to apply.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Art Jewelry Forum website.