Current Grants & Scholarships
Grants
Scholarships

 

Current Grants & Scholarships

Professional Development Grant for MAG Members (partnership with Silvera Jewelry School)

Financial support of $500 for MAG members who are continuing their education with courses at the Silvera Jewelry School. For current MAG members only. Must have been in business/practicing a metals trade for over 5 years.

  • Grant is to be used for cost of enrollment and materials

  • Entry:

    • In 250 words or less, state which class you would like to take, and why.

    • In 250 words or less, describe your business/metals practice.

    • Provide website and/or IG handle. If not applicable, provide up to 3 images of work made within the last two years. Images should be in .jpg form, 1900px/6” minimum, 300 dpi. Please label all images “last name_first name_title” or the name of the piece.

    • Awardee must submit receipts showing enrollment in a course at Silvera; $500 award will be issued upon receipt.  If grant exceeds the cost of enrollment and course materials, awardee must submit receipts showing purchase of business/metals practice materials. Receipts can be issued up to 6 months after the grant is awarded.

    • Awardee must show proof of completion of course (note from instructor or institution)

  • Apply:
    • Submit applications to: president@metalartsguildsf.org. Written answers should be in PDF and images in jpeg format using the specifications listed above.
    • Deadline Friday, July 23, 2021.

Emerging Artist Grant 

Financial support of $500 for either a student in a metals program or a metals artist/jewelry designer who has been practicing and/or learning jewelry for 5 years or less to continue their education with courses at a Bay Area jewelry/metals program (Silvera, Crucible, CCA, AAU, etc.)

  • Grant is to be used for the cost of enrollment and materials.

  • Awardee will also be granted a 1-year membership to MAG.

  • Entry:

    • In 250 words or less, state which class you would like to take, and why.

    • In 250 words or less, state when you began your formal training or business,  describe what draws you to the metal arts, and describe where you see your business/practice in 5 years.

    • Provide website and/or IG handle. If not applicable, provide up to 3 images of work made within the last two years. Images should be in .jpg form, 1900px/6” minimum, 300 dpi. Please label all images “last name_first name_title” or the name of the piece.

    • Awardee must submit receipts showing enrollment in a course in a Bay Area jewelry/metals program; $500 award will be issued upon receipt. If grant exceeds the cost of enrollment and course materials, awardee must submit receipts showing purchase of business/metals practice materials. Receipts can be issued up to 6 months after the grant is awarded.

    • Awardee must show proof of completion of course (note from instructor or institution)

  • Apply:
    • Submit applications to: president@metalartsguildsf.org. Written answers should be in PDF and images in jpeg format using the specifications listed above.
    • Deadline Friday, July 23, 2021.

 

 

GRANTS

MAGrant
MAGrant Recipients

MAGrant

Open only to MAG members, the MAG grant took place annually from 2012-2014 and consisted of $1000 to a MAG member for a Community based project.

MAGrant Recipients

2014 Winner

Raissa Bump, “Bay Area ‘Stretches to Keep You Making’ Project”

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The goal of Bay Area ‘Stretches to Keep You Making’ Project was to bring to the awareness of metals students, teachers, hobbyists and professionals in the Bay Area the importance of ongoing and preventative stretching as part of the studio practice and to teach them stretches that are easy to implement. Our bodies are our primary tool and need to be in good health in order for us to make whatever it is that is our passion. Thanks to the MAG Grant, I created the first version of a stretches booklet and had four workshops within the community. This conversation was broached and I added tools to the community’s toolbox – all of which can enhance the quality of life for our community at large, reduce physical stresses and surgeries and keep individuals making for many years to come.

Broaching this topic within the Bay Area metals community gave me many insights and, since completing the grant, I have moved forward to start a business, Reset, to bring this conversation and these skills to an even larger community. Reset’s mission is to educate individuals and groups to be attentive to their bodies’ signals and to provide them with practical Self-Tuning techniques.

Self-Tuning can be done quickly–you don’t need a trip to the gym or a block of time set aside.
These are simple stretches and exercises that can be done in in-between times of waiting or indecision or in moments you feel stuck. They can be done whenever and wherever without needing any special equipment or prior experience to perform.

Reset’s techniques are appropriate for all types of people and all ages: creatives and makers, office workers, gardeners, musicians, coffee shop dwellers, mechanics, dog walkers, surgeons, CEOs, and caregivers.

About Raissa
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Raïssa Bump continued her studies at Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry under Giampaolo Babetto. She has been exhibiting her jewelry for over ten years and is skilled at making both intricate one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful edition collections – all of which speak to her interest in wearable arts, textiles & textile techniques and slow & methodical handwork. Raïssa is a keen observer of her environment, very curious and enjoys adventure–her jewelry is a reflection of this. She collages together her observations into pieces that are bold from a distance, yet draw you in, ask you to look closer and notice subtle details or how light coruscates across surfaces. She is a Certified Forrest Yoga Instructor and part of the Forrest Yoga Hoop of Teachers.

www.reset-stretch.com
www.raissabump.com

2013

Christine Dhein, “Bay Area Green Jewelry Studio Project”

“The 2013 MAG Community Grant that funded my “Bay Area Green Jewelry Studio Project” allowed me to share my passion and knowledge about eco-friendly studio practices with students in our community. The students’ enthusiasm energized me, and now I am looking forward to expanding the reach of the program. Many thanks to MAG for being the catalyst for making this happen.” Christine Dhein

See the video about Christine’s Bay Area Green Jewelry Studio Project on YouTube
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2007 – 2011

From 2007 – 2011 the MAG grant was awarded for Outstanding Student work in an accredited Metals programs – Please see Scholarships for further detail on past winners.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Scholarship

After 39 years, we were sorry to see Revere Academy close and our scholarship end. We wish Alan Revere all the best in his retirement and thank him for all the wonderful education he provided to so many jewelry artists all over the world as well as his collaboration with MAG.

Here are our previous winners of the MAG Revere Scholarship:

–Michele C. Dodge, 2017

–Jani Mussetter, 2017

–Hsinyu Chu, 2016

Past Student Scholarships

MAG partners with local colleges and universities with accredited metalsmithing programs to recognize outstanding student work. The scholarship award money is given to each student as a “no strings attached” style grant. The winning student is then interviewed for our newsletter and their work is promoted through our social media. Each scholarship is juried and the jurors for each year are chosen from among current MAG members based on their level of achievement and commitment to the field.

Yu-Yang Wang2017 – Yu-Yang Winston Wang
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Interview
School: California College of Art, Oakland CA
Juror: Aimee Golant

Chih Jou Chiu2017 – Chih Jou “Yolanda” Chiu
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Interview
School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Juror: Aimee Golant

Taylor Koedyker2016 – Taylor Koedyker
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Interview
School: California College of Art, Oakland CA
Juror: emiko oye

Hsinyu Candy Chu2016 – Hsinyu Candy Chu
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Interview
School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Juror: emiko oye

XIMAO_HEADSHOT2015 – Ximao Derek Miao
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Interview
School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Juror: Elizabeth Shypertt

Deanna_HeadShot-web2014 – Deanna Wardley
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Interview
School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Juror: Sandra Enterline

KaixinYu-HeadshotW2013 – Kaixin Yu
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Interview
School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA
Juror: Alison Antelman

DavidChoi_3_figural2011 – David Choi
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School: State University of Ney York, at New Paltz, Ny

HYPark_necklace2010 – Hye Yeon Park

V.Dale_winner092009 – Venetia Dale
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School: State University of Ney York, at New Paltz, Ny

ElliotGaskin_brooch2008 – Elliot Gaskin
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School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA

arends_ossis2007 – Rachel Arends
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School: Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA

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