Deadlines May 2015

Time to pick yourself some deadlines, folks!

JOBS are BACK! – see end for details
As of February 1st, 2015,, an online platform to encourage young makers to write and hone their unique voice, has been live. Check it!
Other places to find yourself some deadly deadline action:

  • CaFE – Call For Entry site: check out the site and sign up for email updates. America focused. (I’ve given up re-listing everything from their newsletter – it’s just too long…)
  • Sign up to the benchpeg newsletter,  professional jewellery news, delivered weekly. Britain focused.
  • Klimt02. Newsletter. Epic site. Enough said.
  • Snag’s Springboard – you can get that in an RSS feed, so each new entry will come straight to you. America focused.

*** This month’s new additions ***

Artist in Residence. “Artist in Residence will receive housing accommodations and complete access to the Metal Arts studio. In exchange, the AiR will volunteer for BCAT 25 hours a week.” Start Date: May 18, 2015- applications ASAP.

Craft scholarship. “CCCD is broadening this impact by offering grants of up to $500 to scholars invited to present craft-focused papers at any scholarly conference.” The next deadline is April 30th, 2015

Americans, home cooks and lovers of Meryl Streep – there’s a call out to design/make a trophy and logo for the inaugural Julia Child Culinary Awards! Deadline April 24th.

“EMBELLISH is a short exhibition that will showcase 20 necklaces made by friends in our community made within the past five years.” On show at Metalwerx for SNAG 2015. This opportunity closes on April 27th, 2015.

Handmade at Kew. “Applications are invited worldwide from individual makers, groups, organisations and galleries working in the following areas: ceramics, jewellery, fashion & textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.” Deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 30th April 2015.

Call for papers craft+design enquiry Issue 8 (2016)  ‘Global Parallels: Production and Craft in Fashion and Industrial Design Industries.’ Expressions of Interest close on 30 April 2015.

“GIA is offering more than 125 scholarships worldwide for its Fall 2015 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs.” This opportunity closes on April 30th, 2015

BUDA 2015, several prizes including the big one for silversmithing, for Australian residents and citizens. First deadline (by regular post, no email entries) 1st May 2015.

ASJRA’s 10th Annual Conference, Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry. Conference Date – May 2, 2015

SYMPOSIUM! Zimmerhof 2015. FUTURE JEWELLERY ICONS, thanks to Current Obsession Magazine. (Don’t read this magazine? Why not!?!) Registration closes 16th of May.

Nava Australian Artists Grant – deadline quarterly (link is about 1/3 the way down). Applications for the next round close on midnight Saturday 16 May 2015.

CONFERENCE! SNAG Conference 2015! This weekend – but booking closes in about 3 weeks from today (April 17th).

SYMPOSIUM! Making Futures: Craft And The (Re)Turn Of The Maker In A Post-Global Sustainably Aware Society. “Making Futures will be held on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 2015 within the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe estate on the River Tamar opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon.” Early bird registration + Call for papers – 17th + 18th May.

Everyday Earrings 2015. “This summer opens the Everyday Earring curated by Elizabeth Tokoly, owner of NEW Art Jewelry Gallery EatMetal, Inc. located in Hoboken, NJ.” May 23rd, 2015

The Australian National Brooch Show 2015. Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. May 25th, 2015

SO FRESH + SO CLEAN 2015. “Annual Emerging Artist Award.” This opportunity closes on May 31st, 2015

Cast. “CAST will feature gorgeous images from both contemporary and historic artists whose work is defined by their use of casting as a primary process.” Jurors are familiar to anyone who hangs at SNAG conferences: Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling. Deadline June 1st.

Metal Museum Studio Apprenticeships & Internships. Opportunity closes on June 2nd, 2015.

Halstead Grant 2015. “New jewelry artists working primarily in silver are invited to apply. The winner will receive $5,000 in cash for their business start-up, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, and recognition in the industry.” Applications are due June 9, 2015

I’m teaching a weekend enamel workshop at Pratt in Seattle! June 13 and 14, 2015 (the details are about 3/4 of the way down this page – or search my name. My blog post here.) Class starts June 13th, enrollments close about a week before. Sign up by June 5 – ish.

Emerging Artist Opportunity: 2015 SAC Mentor Program. “The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for participation in premiere craft shows via CraftBoston Holiday” Deadline June 15th, 2015.

For the 2015-2016 year Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago is seeking a Metals/Jewelry Artist in Residence. Deadline is June 15, 2015

American Society of Jewelry Historians, scholarship award competition, for current and recent graduate students. Deadline June 15, 2015

Eastern State Penitentiary’s now accepting art proposals for the 2016 season. Proposal Deadline (for all funding and approvals): Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 4:00 pm.

*** Scholarships to Pratt Fine Arts Center – Seattle. “Pratt is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 Scholarship Program”, deadline of June 19, 2015

Jewelry Instructor, White Plains, NY. Opportunity closes on June 25th, 2015

The 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Deadline July 3rd.

*** SYMPOSIUM! 16th JMGA Conference, Sydney. Registration and More Info. 10-12 July 2015

Itami Award. The biennial awards, hosted in Japan. Those of you who’ve been following for a while will be familiar with this one. Considerable entry fees apply. Dedline 24th July.

Call out for new work, for Gild gallery. “GILD is a new art gallery in Los Angeles opening late summer 2015 and is the only gallery in the city dedicated to studio jewelry.” Deadline July 31st, 2015.

SYMPOSIUM! “The Grand Marais Art Colony, in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild (MNJag), is pleased to host Findings: A Jewelry Symposium, June 11 – 14, 2015.” August 8th, 2015

Elizabeth Tokoly, artisan jeweler, metalsmith, teacher and gallery owner is seeking an intern. August 13th, 2015

*** Niche Awards 2015 “Celebrating excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. ategories include: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewelry,…” This opportunity closes on August 21st, 2015.

Radiant Pavilion. Melbourne. 1st – 6th September, 2015. I can’t explain this incredible event in one line, just go to the website. Or Klimt02.

*** Be a part of our 21th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft.
$8,000+ in Awards. “Craft Forms 2015, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016.” This opportunity closes on September 10th, 2015

*** The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000.) (More detail – Crafthaus. )Application Deadline: October 9, 2015

The AJF Artist Awards: AJF Artist Award cycle will open the application process in September 2015, with a deadline of November 15, 2015. Information about the purpose of the award, entry criteria, application requirements, and deadline will be available on AJF’s website in August/September 2015.

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

Artners Gallery, an online jewelry gallery selling fine art jewelry, is seeking new jewelry artists.”

Bag an Internship at Current Obsession Magazine. “We are looking for motivated interns for 2015 and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic year to join our team!”

Klimt02Applications for internships are ongoing. If you have any questions or want to apply, send an email to and we will discuss possibilities!”

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry – Dallas, TX. The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.

New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work. Paul Bierker: “I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA… I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location… I seek various styles with renewable materials as a big plus. Please message me here [Crafthaus] or send info to Paul (AT) Pittsburgh Artists are STRONGLY encouraged to send work.

Artist in Residence in the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel – Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 1-3 month residency for jewellers in the factory, including stipend and accommodation! Looks amazing.

Assistantships, Residencies, Volunteering & Employment at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA.

PORTFOLIO AND EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR LINCOLN CENTER ART GALLERIES – entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

The Peoria Art Guild. “Currently accepting submissions, and are sending out a call to artists, around the world and at all stages in their careers, to submit their portfolios for consideration.”

Commissioners’ Choice Invitational Lone Tree Arts Center.– entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

Contemporary Metal in Perth have updated their class timetable and there is some great stuff on offer. Check it!

Tributaries: Call for entries. The Metal Museum, in Memphis, has an ongoing call for exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists. First deadline Feb 2013, for upcoming shows, and they keep applications on file for 2 years.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts + Sciences in North Carolina have a permanent exhibition call out, with shows booked 2-3 years in advance.


Half Time Instructional Support Technician: Suny-New Paltz

Professor of Jewelry. Join SCAD Savannah as a full-time professor of jewelry to support this unparalleled program. This opportunity closes on July 21st, 2015

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry. “The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in the coordination, research, and overall development of the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and publication of the Rose-Asenbaum Collection of Contemporary Jewelry.” Needs reading ability in German…

*** Jewelry & Metalwork Assistant Professor Position. The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for Assistant (tenure track) Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork. This opportunity closes on August 1st, 2015

*** Lead goldsmith for a small fine jewelry workshop with two other goldsmiths. This opportunity closes on August 21st, 2015

*** Jewelry and Metalsmithing teaching positions available for adult classes. EatMetal, Inc studio in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. This opportunity closes on September 5th, 2015