HERE WE ARE X 1STDIBS MARKETPLACE 2022

The HERE WE ARE (HWA) platform was created in 2019 to combat the lack of diverse representation within the jewelry industry and diminish barriers of entry into the consumer jewelry market. The HWA x 1stDibs Marketplace, developed in partnership with 1stDibs to support the execution of the HWA mission and NYC Jewelry week’s core values, is an online, global jewelry market featuring a selection of emerging and mid-career American jewelers, selected through an open call, on 1stDibs.com. The selected participants in the Marketplace represent the talented and diverse spectrum of creators within the United States.

The Marketplace provides visibility & marketing to an international audience and is supported by the NYC Jewelry Week and 1stDibs PR teams, as well as by global marketing campaigns designed around the yearly marketplace participants.

Applications for the Marketplace are now open below. This year’s jewelers will be selected on a rolling basis until applications close on September 28, 2022. If interested in participating, please apply as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at hereweare@nycjewelryweek.com.

CRITERIA FOR APPLYING:

  • Applicants must reside within the United States.
  • HERE WE ARE supports historically underrepresented groups in the jewelry industry within the United States. You must identify as a member of one of these groups to be eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants must have an established jewelry business or a professional art practice that has been operating within the United States for a minimum of 3 years.
  • You will be required to submit 10 unique pieces of jewelry to the Marketplace during its term: October/November – February 2022. You will be required to submit 5 of these pieces upon launch of the Marketplace in October or November. Each month following, you will be required to submit 1+ of the remaining 5 pieces until the Marketplace closes. See the Application below for more information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • If your application is accepted, you will be able to accept or reject the offer after reviewing the 1stDibs Contract. Your contract will be with 1stDibs directly, NYCJW will not be an intermediary in the creation of your Marketplace slot.
  • You will receive, at minimum, 70% of each item sold.
  • 1stDibs manages, arranges and pays for all shipping of sold or returned items.
  • You will be paid directly from 1stDibs and you will be able to manage payment dates directly with 1stDibs.

PREVIOUS MARKETPLACE PARTICIPANTS / HWA ALUMNI:

  • If you have previously participated in the HERE WE ARE x 1stDibs MARKETPLACE and wish to participate again, please DO NOT submit an application below. Email us about your interest at hereweare@nycjewelryweek.com.

You will receive more information on the terms & conditions of the Marketplace upon acceptance. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at hereweare@nycjewelryweek.com.

MARKETPLACE APPLICATION

  • APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.
  • APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SECURE YOUR SLOT. 
  • PARTICIPATION SLOTS ARE LIMITED.
  • APPLICATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MARKETPLACE IS FREE.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2022.