Since 2000, Art Jewelry Forum has been offering the Emerging Artist Award, which recognizes promise, innovation and individuality in the work of an emerging jeweler. AJF aims to advocate for contemporary art jewelry through education, appreciation and support for the field. The EAA is one of the primary ways in which AJF directly supports and promotes contemporary art jewelry (and those who make it) and the award acknowledges that the transition from study/training to professional practice is a sometimes difficult one.
The purpose of the Emerging Artist Award (EAA) is to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality in the work of emerging jewelers and to advance the career of a promising artist.
Amount of Award
An unrestricted cash award of $5000 will be given each year.
*The winner is expected to travel to SOFA New York or to COLLECT in London to attend the award presentation.
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