2023 | APPLICATION FAQs
Q: WHERE DO I FIND THE NYC JEWELRY WEEK CODE OF CONDUCT?
A: You can find the NYC Jewelry Week Code of Conduct here. This is also a good opportunity to read about our values.
Q: WHO DO I LIST AS THE PRIMARY APPLICANT?
A: The “primary applicant” refers to the individual who can be reached via email if there are any inquiries regarding your application. Please note that once the application form has been submitted, it is not possible to change the email address provided.
Q: WHICH CATEGORY DO I SELECT?
A: Choose the category that best matches your proposal. Don’t spend too much time overthinking it!
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE COLLABORATORS?
A: If you’re collaborating with others for your proposal, we welcome and encourage it! You can identify your co-collaborators on the application form. However, please note that a primary applicant still needs to be assigned.
PROGRAM OR EVENT PROPOSAL
Q: CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE PROGRAMS OR EVENTS?
A: Yes, you can submit multiple applications if you are organizing more than one event. Please note that you will need to pay a separate $50 application fee for each proposal submitted for consideration.
Q: WHAT IS A CULTURAL CONTEXT STATEMENT?
A: A cultural context statement is a written statement that gives background information and insights about the cultural, social, and historical context of a proposed program or event. To create one, provide an overview of your proposed program or event, and then share information about how you are an expert on the culture or society it refers to.
To avoid misrepresentation, it’s important to limit your statements to your own expertise and not speak on behalf of groups you don’t belong to. If you must speak on behalf of a group, be transparent about your level of expertise or authority.
Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN, HOW WILL MY PROPOSAL BENEFIT FROM INCLUSION IN NYCJW23?
A: Please describe how participating in NYCJW23 will benefit you, your brand, collective, institution or organization. We are interested in hearing about your goals and how NYCJW23 can support you in achieving them. Feel free to share your plans for the future and how NYCJW23 fits into them.
Q: WHICH PROGRAM OR EVENT TYPE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
A: Please review the following list of descriptions and choose the format that best fits your proposal:
- Exhibition: Gallery shows, Museum shows, Historical retrospectives, Curated presentations of work, Designer showcases, Showroom events
- Launch: Book launches, Seasonal campaigns, Brand launches, Partnerships announcements, Collection announcements, Exclusives
- Interactive Experience/Performance: Participatory activities, Hands-on demos, Community engagement, Presentations, Staging events
- Shopping/Retail: Pop up sales, Showroom events, Designer showcases, Shopping guides, Shopping experiences, Trend-forecasting, Roundups, Shop tours, Business insider, Retail collaborations
- Studio Visit/Tour: Insider look, Behind the scenes, Salons, Shop tours, Gallery tours, Museum tours, Institution tours, Studio Visits, Demos
- Talks: Educational presentations, Historical artwork presentations, Group panels, Artist talks, Interviews, Q&As, Serial interviews
- Writing/Storytelling: Presentations of written works
Q: I’M AN INDIVIDUAL ARTIST THAT WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXHIBITION, HOW DO I APPLY?
A: During the Open Call period, NYCJW23 reviews exhibitions proposals. After selecting the NYCJW23 program, open calls for artists will be advertised on the NYC Jewelry Week Instagram account and through the newsletter. To receive updates as they become available, sign up. Once exhibitions are announced, individuals can apply to them.
Q: I HAVE A COLLECTION OF JEWELRY I WANT TO SHOW BUT NOT AN EXHIBITION. WHAT CATEGORY IS BEST FOR ME?
A: Consider applying for DISCOVER! DISCOVER is an opportunity for jewelers and jewelry brands to showcase their work on the NYC Jewelry Week website during NYCJW23 and beyond. DISCOVER applications are advertised on the NYC Jewelry Week Instagram account and through the newsletter. To receive updates as they become available, sign up HERE!
Q: CAN I SUBMIT A PROGRAM OR EVENT THAT ALSO INCLUDES A TALK AND AN OPENING?
A: Absolutely! You can use the description section provided in the application form to provide a complete outline of your program or event plans.
Q: SHOULD MY PROGRAM OR EVENT BE VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON?
A: NYCJW23 offers both in-person and virtual programs. You can choose the format that best fits your proposed program or event.
Q: CAN MY PROGRAM OR EVENT BE A COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON?
A: Yes! A combination of in-person and virtual programs or events is allowed.
Q: CAN I HOST MY IN-PERSON PROGRAM OR EVENT OUTSIDE NYC?
A: No, physical events must take place in New York, NY. However, the virtual component of a hybrid event can take place outside of New York, NY.
Q: I WANT TO SUBMIT AN IN-PERSON PROGRAM OR EVENT. DO I NEED A VENUE?
A: NYC Jewelry Week does not provide venues for any selected programs or events. However, venues may become available leading up to the event, and NYC Jewelry Week will connect with programs or events that best suit those venues. It is not necessary to have your venue confirmed before October 1, 2023.
Q: WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND A VENUE?
A: If you cannot find an appropriate venue for your program or event, you can choose to conduct it virtually or withdraw from the event altogether. You have until October 1, 2023 to make this decision and notify us.
Q: CAN MY PROGRAM AND/OR EVENT RUN LONGER THAN NYCJW23?
A: Yes! You may run your program or event beyond the official NYCJW23 dates.
Q: CAN I SHOW MY PROGRAM OR EVENT ELSEWHERE AFTER NYCJW23?
A: Yes! You may showcase your program or event at other venues, festivals, conferences, and/or jewelry weeks.
Q: WHAT IF MY VENUE WANTS ME TO LAUNCH BEFORE NYCJW23?
A: Proposed programs or events that must start before November 13, 2023, but also continue during the official NYCJW23 dates are still accepted. However, only the dates and times that fall during NYCJW23 will be advertised by NYC Jewelry Week.
Q: WHAT IS THE FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN NYCJW23?
A: The participation fee for brands, galleries, dealers, individual artists and designers, collectives, retailers and suppliers is $500 USD. The fee for registered charities and nonprofits, students, and educational institutions is $350 USD.
Q: IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
A: Yes. You are required to pay an application fee of $50 USD when submitting your program or event proposal. If your proposal is accepted, the application fee will be applied to the final balance you owe.
Q: ARE THERE REDUCED FEES?
A: Yes. If you are a member of the BIPOC community, you can receive a 30% reduction in the participation fee. This reduction is also available for BIPOC-owned businesses. Please indicate on the application form if you qualify for the reduction. Note that the regular $50 USD application fee still applies.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE BEFORE SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION?
A: You should have the following materials ready to complete the online application form:
- A 200-word bio that describes yourself, your brand, collective, institution or organization.
- Short bios for your collaborators (if applicable)
- Title of your proposed program or event.
- Program or event description (up to 500 words).
- Venue plans for in-person events.
- Support files, including up to 5 files in the form of images, videos, audio recordings, or writing samples that illustrate your proposed program or event.
- Read the Code of Conduct.
- An application fee of $50.
It’s recommended to keep a separate copy of your longer written responses in a word processing document in case of any submission issues, so you don’t lose your work.