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2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant
Mailing Address
540 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Call Type: Grants
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 1/14/19
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Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant opportunity for mid-career artists.  The purpose of this grant, established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field and to provide resources for the artist to develop and implement a significant jewelry-related project that she/he would not otherwise have the ability to undertake.

The 2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant is open to makers between the ages of 35 and 55 at the time of the proposal deadline, and must have an active and ongoing exhibition record.

The proposed project should be about jewelry, loosely defined. There must be a specific outcome to the project, and it must be completed within a two-year time frame. Examples could include (but are not limited to) creation of a new body of work; a book, catalog, or other publication; research and development (including travel study); or performance art involving jewelry. A proposed budget must be included as part of the proposal. 

A proposal that was previously submitted cannot be submitted again.

The grant recipient will receive a cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over the two years in which the project will be implemented.

Grant proposals must include:

  • A biography of the artist 
  • A project proposal outlining the project, including an explanation of how the grant will help support the artist’s work and career and enhance the field  
  • A detailed budget 
  • A project proposal portfolio of five images that support/define/clarify the project proposal 

The jury of distinguished professionals for this grant cycle will be: grant founder and collector Susan Beech (United States); artist and educator at Saimma University of Applied Sciences, Eija Mustonen (Finland); and curator of contemporary art and programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Claudia Schmuckli (United States). 

The deadline to apply is midnight, MST (Denver, CO, USA), on January 14, 2019. More information and complete guidelines can be found at

About AJF

Art Jewelry Forum is a nonprofit organization spreading awareness and increasing appreciation of art jewelry worldwide since 1997. AJF advocates for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and financial support. It commissions critical writing that sets the standard for excellence in the field and publishes, an online resource for original content on art jewelry.

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