Q: WHO DO I LIST AS THE PRIMARY APPLICANT? A: Assign the role of “primary applicant” to the person who can be contacted by email in case there are questions about your application. Once submitted, the email address provided on the application form cannot be changed!
Q: WHICH CATEGORY DO I SELECT? A: Select the category that best aligns with your proposal. Don’t overthink this one!
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE COLLABORATORS? A: NYC Jewelry Week welcomes and encourages collaborative projects. Identify the co-collaborators of your proposed program or event on the application form. A primary applicant must still be assigned.
PROGRAM OR EVENT PROPOSAL
Q: CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE PROGRAMS OR EVENTS? A: Yes! If you are organizing more than one event, submit more than one application. The $50 application fee applies to proposal submitted for consideration.
Q: CAN I CALL MY PROGRAM OR EVENT “JOY & HUMAN CONNECTION”? A: No! These phrases are reserved as the two themes of NYCJW22. As a result, the title of your program or event cannot include the phrases Joy, Human Connection or Joy & Human Connection.
Q: WHICH PROGRAM OR EVENT TYPE IS RIGHT FOR ME? A: Check out the following list of descriptions. Then, select the format that is most relevant to your proposal:
Advertorial: Partnered campaigns on Instagram and/or the NYC Jewelry Week website
Exhibition: Gallery shows, Museum shows, Historical retrospectives, Curated presentations of work, Designer showcases, Showroom events
Interactive Experience: Participatory activities, Hands-on demos, Community engagement
Interview: Interviews, Q&As, Serial interviews
Performance: Presentations, Staging events
Salon/Tour: Insider look, Behind the scenes, Salons, Shop tours, Gallery tours, Museum tours, Institution tours, Studio Visits, Demos
Shopping/retail: Pop up sales, Showroom events, Designer showcases, Shopping guides, Shopping experiences, Trend-forecasting, Roundups, Shop tours, Business insider, Retail collaborations
Talks: Educational presentations, Historical artwork presentations, Group panels, Artist talks
Writing/storytelling: Presentations of written works
Q: CAN I SUBMIT A PROGRAM OR EVENT THAT ALSO INCLUDES A TALK AND AN OPENING? A: Yes! Use the long description section of the application form to describe your complete program or event plans.
Q: HOW DO I RESPOND TO THE TWO NYCJW22 THEMES: JOY & HUMAN CONNECTION? A: The themes are used unite all NYCJW22 programming, therefore priority consideration is given to program or event proposals that reference them. Your interpretation of the themes may be direct or indirect, so spin them to suit your proposal!
Q: SHOULD MY PROGRAM OR EVENT BE VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON? A: NYCJW22 is a hybrid program and both in-person and virtual programs are welcome. Choose the delivery format that best suits your proposed program event.
Q: CAN MY PROGRAM OR EVENT BE A COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON? A: Yes! Hybrid programs or events are welcome.
Q: CAN I HOST MY IN-PERSON PROGRAM OR EVENT OUTSIDE NYC? A: No. All in-person program events must take place in New York, NY. However, you may submit the virtual portion of a hybrid event that exists outside of New York, NY.
Q: I WANT TO SUBMIT AN IN-PERSON PROGRAM OR EVENT. DO I NEED A VENUE? A: Support is available to secure venues for program events, however NYC Jewelry Week strongly encourages successful applicants to secure their own venues. Select “support needed to secure a venue” on the application form to request assistance.
Q: CAN MY PROGRAM OR EVENT RUN LONGER THAN NYCJW22? A: Yes! You may run your program or event beyond the official NYCJW22 dates.
Q: CAN I SHOW MY PROGRAM OR EVENT ELSEWHERE AFTER NYCJW22? A: Yes! Programs or events may be shown at other venues, festivals, conferences, and/or jewelry weeks.
Q: WHAT IF MY VENUE WANTS ME TO LAUNCH BEFORE NYCJW22? A: Programs or events that must open prior to NYCJW22 and also run during the official NYCJW22 dates may still be proposed. However, these are subject to review.
Q: WHAT IS THE FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN NYCJW22?
A: The standard fee is $500.
Q: IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
A: Yes. An application fee of $50 is due at the time of submission. If your program or event is accepted, the application fee is credited toward your final balance owing.
Q: ARE THERE REDUCED FEES?
A standard fee reduction of 50% is available to self-identifying members of the BIPOC community. Businesses owned by members of the BIPOC community also receive a 50% reduction. The $50 application fee still applies.
Standard fees will be waved for artists and students who submit programs or events that promote concept-driven art jewelry. The $50 application fee still applies.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE BEFORE SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION? A: You need the following materials to complete the online application form:
BIO – 200 words describing yourself, your brand, collective, institution or organization as well as a description of your collaborators (if applicable)
SHORT DESCRIPTION (50 words)
LONG DESCRIPTION (500 words max)
RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
How does your project respond to or address the two NYCJW22 themes: Joy & Human Connection?
WHY? A direct connection to the two NYCJW22 themes is not required, but priority consideration is given to program or event proposals that reference them. With this in mind, it is helpful to tie your program or event together with Joy & Human Connection.
Describe How Your Proposed Program or Event Will Use or Interact With Social Media
WHY? Content creation supports NYCJW22 as well as the NYC Jewelry Week platform, which in turn supports accepted programs or events. A content strategy is not required, however a social media plan is a valuable asset. This is not a required question.
SUPPORT FILES (MAX 5. Images, videos, audio, and/or writing samples)
APPLICATION FEE ($50)
GOT MORE QUESTIONS?
Watch a recorded Info Session about this year’s Open Call led by NYCJW Co-founder Bella Neyman through the link below.