The Halstead Grant began in 2006 as a way to bring the business plan concept to the jewelry community and encourage makers to establish clear goals and measurable steps towards self-sufficiency.

Halstead President Hilary Halstead Scott says, “We were impressed by the digital savvy and business preparation of this year’s applicants. More resources than ever are available online and emerging artists are clearly taking advantage of them to launch their studio practices. It feels like an exciting turning point in the way jewelers approach their careers as independent artists”

“The 2017 Halstead Grant applicants dug deep, sharing their passion for jewelry and charting thoughtful and courageous paths to a sustainable career. I was impressed by strength of the field and anticipate a strong future for these emerging jewelers.”

Kristen Baird is the recipient of the 12th annual Halstead Grant for design excellence and business strategy among new jewelers. The award includes $7500 cash and $1000 in supplies.

Halstead Grant Finalists:

2017 Halstead Grant Top 5 Finalists: Alexandra Scarlett; Emily Shaffer Studio; Kelsey Grape; Stacy Rodgers
2017 Halstead Grant Top 10 Finalists: Alexandra Lozier; Lucia Pearl; Made Line; Tenzabelle; VLM Jewelry

Finalists receive $500 cash for Top 5 placement or $250 for Top 10 placement. Awards include: Coverage in the annual grant publication Reveal; signature Grant Finalist trophy; blog profile; media exposure; press release assistance; feedback report from the judging committee.

Read more at www.halsteadbead.com.

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