What is the Halstead Jewelry Grant?
The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. The grand prize is a $7,500 cash grant plus other benefits.
We also recognize up to 5 semi-finalists & finalists who receive $250 or $500 and help promoting their business. The most valuable reward the winner and finalists receive is a personalized feedback report complied with notes from all of the judges. Past winners agree that receiving the award was a turning point early in their careers when they were wavering on whether or not the jewelry studio was the right place for them. Being singled out by the grant program affirmed their choices and gave them a push to make their business dreams a reality
Halstead is committed to supporting jewelry entrepreneurs with quality jewelry supplies and great service. The company was founded 40+ years ago and is now managed by the second generation of the Halstead family.
Please note that the following cases are NOT considered new businesses if they are merely changes to a jewelry company that has been in business for 5+ years:
- A jewelry business that closed in the past and has re-opened
- A new product line
- A new location
- New ownership
- A change in the company or brand name
Can I apply more than once?
You can apply a maximum of three times total. Each time you apply, you must still be within the five-year window that we establish in the eligibility criteria. We recommend that you wait for 1-2 years after starting your business before applying the first time. You will learn a lot in that time frame.