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
June 9, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.