Dutch jewelry artist Ineke Heerkens was 92Y’s 2018 Artist in Residence.
New York—For the third time, the 92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center will host an international jewelry artist for a month-long residency during the upcoming summer.

The center is accepting applications now through April 1.

The residency will be about a month long—happening Aug. 14 to Sept. 15 in New York City—allowing an emerging or established jewelry artist with a studio-based practice to conduct research or create new work in a multicultural and dynamic metropolis.

The International Jewelry Residency provides housing at a 92Y residence, access to a 24-hour private studio and travel expenses to and from New York City.

The chosen resident will participate in a two-day workshop and lecture allowing them to share their work, aesthetic and technique with New York’s jewelry community. They also will meet with various cultural institutions during their stay.

“Now in its third year, this residency is unique—the only one solely devoted to jewelry artisans and based in NYC—and we look forward to welcoming another artist,” said Jewelry Center Director Jonathan Wahl.

The Jewelry Center said proposals for the position should be compatible with the facilities and resources described above and that applicants would benefit from explaining why New York City, in particular, would be a relevant environment to their work.

Last year, Amsterdam-based jewelry artist Ineke Heerkens was selected as the second annual Artist in Residence.

In Heerkens’ proposal, she outlined plans to collaborate with different departments at 92Y, from dance to ceramics to painting, and noted her inspiration to assemble a Mondrian-like necklace of beads into a necklace that would serve as an ode to New York City.

A panel of professionals in the arts will independently review all applications and supporting materials. The chosen jewelry designer or metalsmith will be notified by April 24, 2019.

The application, with guidelines, is accessible online.

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