Award and Grant Program

AJF supports artists through a generous award and grant program.

In support of their willingness to make outside the box jewelry, Art Jewelry Forum provides resources to artists who have chosen this alternative art practice. We offer two generous awards and grants, made possible by our membership, to aid jewelry artists in their research and practice: the AJF Young Artist Award and the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant.

These programs provide recognition for artists at different stages in their lives along with substantial financial support to help them achieve their creative goals. The AJF Young Artist Award comes with an unrestricted cash prize of $7,500. The Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant provides $20,000 toward the completion of a significant jewelry-related project.

The awards are offered on alternate years, the AJF Young Artist Award on even-numbered years, and the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant on odd-numbered years.

Apply and be discovered.

The 2024 Young Artist Award is now accepting applications through November 6, 2023. You can find the guidelines here. Applications must be submitted via the CaFE website, found here.

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