06/04/2009

Contact: Rita Newman (918 747-6075) or email info@artjewelryforum.org

Mill Valley, CA, February 5, 2009 - The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) invites submission of grant applications for its 2009 award cycle. Multiple awards are possible potentially up to a total of $5000 in 2009. The purpose of the AJF grant award is to encourage and promote activities consistent with the mission of the Art Jewelry Forum and promote art jewelry to the broader community. Eligible projects include but are not limited to publications and critical writing, exhibitions and conferences.

The award competition is open to museums, universities and other non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt in the United States under Section 501-C-3 of the IRS Code. Awards will not be made for research and development or study trips and travel to conferences or for exhibitions opening more than two years beyond award of the grant.

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2009.

The winner of last year’s grant award was Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, where Assistant Professor of Metals/Jewelry, Jill Gower has planned an exhibition focused on contemporary jewelry and metalwork inspired by historical ornamentation and decoration. This juried exhibition, Decorative Resurgence, will coincide with the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ Conference to be held in Philadelphia May 20-23, 2009.

Art Jewelry Forum, founded in 1997, is a non-profit organization with the mission to advocate the field of contemporary art jewelry by promoting education, appreciation and support for contemporary art jewelry. The AJF grant award program was established in 2006.

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