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NYC Jewelry Week Residency Program Now Accepting Applications

Events & AwardsSep 02, 2021

NYC Jewelry Week Residency Program Now Accepting Applications

The organization has also started a blog.

This image by Kwame Brathwaite is featured in NYC Jewelry Week’s new blog, called Future Heirlooms. It shows Nomsa Brath wearing earrings by Carolee Prince. (Image courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles)
New York—Now through Sept. 14, NYC Jewelry Week is accepting applications for a year-long jewelry residency.

The NoLo Studios Collective x NYC Jewelry Week Here We Are residency program awards a BIPOC jeweler with a fully furnished space in the NoLo Collective Jewelry Studio.

The NoLo Jewelry Studio is a six-bench fine metalworking studio run by working jewelers. 

The recipient will work at the studio for a year free of charge, with a full basic bench setup they can keep at the end of the program. Accordingly, applicants should be proficient in jewelry-making to take advantage of the residency. 

They will have access to shared tools, including Oxy-Acetylene torches, a larger smithing torch, industrial standing ARBE polisher, rolling mill, belt sander, high-speed tumbler, pin finishers, an Ultrasonic, and various dapping tools.

Additionally, the accepted resident will have access to NoLo Studios’ list of vendors and resources, as well as photography services. 

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The program also will work to promote and support the selected jeweler.

They will be included in NYC Jewelry Week’s 2021-2022 Here We Are (HWA) initiative. It includes placement in the 1stDibs x HWA virtual marketplace, access to HWA business development and networking sessions, and an interview featured on NYC Jewelry Week’s platforms.

Interested BIPOC jewelers living in the New York City area should apply here by Sept. 14.

NYC Jewelry Week is also looking for sponsors to help fund the residency. Interested parties may contribute through financial donations, vendor credit donations from industry vendors, and jeweler’s tools.

To contribute, click here.

In other news, NYC Jewelry Week has launched a blog this week, called Future Heirloom

It’s a place for interviews with designers and industry professionals, photo essays, reviews, columns, and longform essays. 

It currently features articles on African American jewelry heritage, former Christie’s auctioneer Caroline Ervin’s jewelry wish list, and Indian bridal jewelry. 

Jackie Smith, a jeweler, multidisciplinary artist, writer, editor, and art historian, is Future Heirloom’s editor. 

Held each November, NYC Jewelry Week will be in its fourth year this year. It’s scheduled for Nov. 15-21 under the theme of “The Power of Jewelry.” 
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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