Halstead Bead Inc. is looking for jewelry designers who not only create beautiful art jewelry, but are business savvy as well. The 6th annual grant winner will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits!
From the Halstead website:
“Designers utilizing jewelry making techniques such as metalsmithing, lampworking, metal clay, wire wrapping, beading, or casting are eligible to enter the competition. Candidates must be US citizens who began their businesses after January 1, 2008”
Applicants will need to submit a design portfolio along with a resume and answers to several business related questions. More details and the websites of the previous winners can be found at http://www.halsteadbead.com/Grant.
Applications must be received between April 15 and June 6, 2011.
Halstead Bead Inc has also provided some helpful articles on starting and marketing your jewelry business. This seems like a wonderful opportunity! Good Luck to all who apply!