Open Call for the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant 2023

Open call  /  30 Nov 2022  -  08 Jan 2023
Published: 30.11.2022

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Apply for the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant. Get the prestige, recognition, and funding you deserve.
The Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant recognizes a mid-career artist with a substantial practice who has made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary jewelry.
  • Provides the resources for the development and implementation of a significant jewelry-related project that the artist would not otherwise have the means to undertake.
  • Open to international makers aged 35–55 on the application deadline.
  • The proposal should be about jewelry, loosely defined.
  • Deadline: 11:59 p.m., MST, on January 8, 2023.

Get guidelines and the application link here

About the jury
The distinguished jury consists of AJF founder and collector Susan Cummins (US); curator and historian LaMar Gayles (US), and jewelry historian and curator Beatriz Chadour-Sampson (UK).
  • Beatriz Chadour-Sampson has been curator for 35 years of the Alice and Louis Koch Collection, at the Swiss National Museum. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, she was consultant curator for the redesign of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery and guest curator of the Pearls exhibition. She regularly teaches jewelry history courses.
  • LaMar Gayles has curated exhibitions on Black American jewelry and its historical progressions from the 17th to the 21st centuries, including the 2021 exhibition Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry and Metals, at the Metal Museum. His research explores material and visual culture.
  • Susan Cummins has developed a serious contemporary jewelry collection over the past 15 years. She co-wrote the books In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture and North by Northwest: The Jewelry of Laurie Hall. She is currently working on and funding other books.
This cycle’s jurors: (left to right) Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, LaMar Gayles, Susan Cummins
Grant founder Susan Beech.
Grant founder Susan Beech

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