The Halstead Grant is calling for entries to its 13th annual competition for emerging jewelry artists working in silver. The program is sponsored by Halstead, a jewelry supply distributor to studio businesses around the world. The company’s core mission is to help small jewelry businesses to succeed.
Application deadline:August 1,2018
To be eligible for Halstead grant, applicants must be US citizens who started their businesses within the last three years.
Jewelry artists should have a jewelry collection with significant use of silver ready to present to the market.
Halstead Grant information
The grand prize winner receives a $7,500 cash grant as well as $1,000 in jewelry supplies, a feedback report from the judging committee, a trip to Halstead headquarters in Arizona, and recognition in the field. The top 10 finalists are all recognized with signature trophies, smaller cash prizes and individual feedback reports.
Applicants for Halstead grant must submit a portfolio and answers to a series of essay questions that outline a business plan. Questions cover all aspects of operating a small business including:
- What is your pricing strategy?
- What is your current production capacity?
- What are the signature elements of your collection?
- Judging will be based on skill level, originality of design and the viability of the business.
- Foreign nationals living in the U.S. are only eligible if they have attained full citizenship.
- Following cases are NOT considered new businesses if they are merely changes to a jewelry company that has been in business for 3+ years: – A jewelry business that closed in the past and has re-opened – A new product line – A new location – New ownership – A change in the company or brand name.
For more information on Halstead jewelry grant,please visit grant.halsteadbead.com
About the provider: Halstead is a jewelry supply distributor to studio businesses around the world. Based in Arizona,Halstead is a second generation family owned business.