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Posted November 3rd, 2021  /  Ends January 9th, 2022

AJF 2022 Young Artist Award

The Young Artist Award (YAA) competition recognizes innovative work created by a jewelry artist early in their career. Through the Young Artist Award, AJF supports new and exciting work that will direct the future development of the field.

PURPOSE– To acknowledge innovation and individuality in the work of a contemporary jewelry artist who:
• Is early in their career
• Has created an independent body of work
• Shows potential for continuing to create new work and is rigorous in their approach to creating and producing new, exciting, and thoughtful viewpoints
• To advance the career of a promising artist

AWARD
• Unrestricted cash award of US$7,500 for the winner
• Unrestricted cash award of US$1,000 for each of four finalists
• An interview will be conducted with the winner and each of the four finalists, to be published on AJF’s website

JURORS
• Artist MJ Tyson (US), winner of the 2020 AJF Young Artist Award
• Collector Karen Rotenberg (US)
• Curator Chequita Nahar (NL)

CRITERIA
The applicant must be:
• A maker of wearable art jewelry
• 35 years of age or younger on January 9, 2022
• Not currently enrolled in a formal academic degree program or a vocational training program
• Work submitted must have been unsupervised; work from thesis and/or graduate degree shows is not eligible
• Submitted work must have been completed within the previous two years
• Applicants who have applied previously must submit new work
To read full guidelines and to apply, follow this link.