Do you make your living making jewelry, or do you dream about being able to? Wouldn't you like to win a business grant to help you do just that?
Show off your work and enter to win the prestigious and generous Halstead Grant. The 2014 Halstead Grant application deadline is fast approaching–June 9, 2014–so don't delay in learning more and getting your application ready. A $5,000 cash business grant, $1,000 Halstead gift certificate, and lots of media exposure and recognition are on the line–good luck! See below and watch their video for more details.
Press Release: The Halstead Grant Call for Entries
Deadline June 9, 2014
Halstead is calling for entries to its 9th annual grant competition. The Halstead Grant is awarded each year to a promising new jewelry designer working primarily in silver. The winner receives a $5,000 cash start-up grant plus $1,000 in supplies and recognition in the industry.
Qualified applicants should be US jewelers who recently launched independent studios with the intention of selling to a national audience. To apply, candidates must submit a portfolio and answers to specific business questions. The rigorous application is designed to encourage strategic planning and sound management practices amongst new jewelers in the industry.
"When selecting a winner we weigh the portfolio and business portions of the application equally. We are looking for quality craftsmanship and innovation in design in the jewelry photographs. The application answers should show a holistic approach to developing a brand and managing production to meet changing demand as the business grows," said Hilary Halstead Scott, the program coordinator.
For more information on eligibility and to download an application please visit www.halsteadbead.com/grant. Visitors to the website will also find a retrospective on past grant winners and the evolution of the grant program over the years.
Halstead supplies wholesale chain, findings, metals and tools to thousands of makers around the world. The firm is proud to still be family owned and operated after 41 years of service to the trade.