12 Unit Program
Over the course of four months, up to 12 participants will participate in a series of free hands-on jewellery design and making workshops, as well as small business skills tutorial sessions. You will have access to cultural mentors, design professionals, jewellers and industry practitioners and experts, as well as onsite visits and networking opportunities in jewellery studios, galleries and stores across Melbourne.
The Program will be delivered at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, and in the prestigious jewellery making workshops in the School of Art at RMIT University. As part of the Program, you will receive a personal jeweller’s toolkit complete with hand tools and supplies.
One-on-one intensive Production Mentorship (four months) for production and launch – up to three places available
At the end of the 12 Units, up to three people who have successfully completed the Program will be invited to participate in a further four-months, one-on-one intensive mentoring opportunity, enabling those candidates to bring their design to production and launch in 2021.
|Applications open||Tuesday, 1 September 2020
|Applications close||Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 5.00pm
|Applicants notified||Tuesday, 3 November 2020|
|12 Unit Program*||Monday 14 – Friday, 18 December 2020 (Online)
Monday 1 – Friday, 5 February 2021
Monday 8 – Friday, 12 February 2021
Monday 15 – Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Monday 22 and Tuesday, 23 March 2021
|One-on-one Program**||TBA (approximately 12 days in-person)|
* You must be available to be in Melbourne on the specified dates to participate in the full 12 Unit Program.
** A maximum of three participants in the 12 Unit Program will be selected for the four-month, one-on-one intensive mentoring Program. The full details of the four-month intensive will be developed in consultation with the successful recipients.
To be eligible for the 12 Unit Program, applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:
The Selection Panel will review eligible applicants’ submissions against the following general guidelines:
Click here to read the Terms & Conditions of application.
Blak Design: KHT Jewellery Program is proudly supported by the Ian Potter Foundation, and has been developed in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT University. We also acknowledge the generous support of the Australian Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne and Federation Square.
Image: Maree Clarke, Thung-ung Coorang (Kangaroo teeth necklace) collection. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria.