KHT will be shortly seeking expressions of interest from our mob around Victoria who are interested in participating in this exciting Program. If you are one or more of the following and are ready to take your creative practice to the next level, we want to hear from you:
12 Unit Program (six weeks) – up to 12 places available
Over the course of six weeks, you will join a select group of up to 12 successful applicants to participate in a series of free hands-on jewellery design and making workshops, as well as small business skills tutorial sessions. Over the six weeks, 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.
Our regional mob are strongly encouraged to apply. We will provide successful regional applications with financial assistance enabling you to join the Program in Melbourne.
One-on-one intensive mentoring program (four months) for production and launch – up to three places available
At the end of the six weeks, 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 three candidates to bring their design to production and launch in 2021.
|12 Unit Program*||TBA|
|One-on-one Program**||October 2020 – February 2021 (approximately 12 days in-person)|
* You must be available to be in Melbourne on the specified dates to participate in the full six weeks 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 limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have suspended all our public programs including the opening date for expressions of interests for the inaugural 2020 Blak Design Program supporting contemporary Indigenous jewellery design. We will however be monitoring this arrangement based on the latest advice and provide updates here and on our social media platforms as to when the expressions of interest will reopen. We thank you for your support.
Applications will open on a date to be advised. The Application Form will be accessible on this page of our website.
As part of your application, we require:
If you are unable to submit your application online, we are happy for you to submit a paper application (using the official Application Form), but it must be received either in person or by mail at the Koorie Heritage Trust by 5.00pm on a date to be advised.
If you are interested in applying for the Program, have any questions, or wish to talk about or require assistance to complete your application, please call Chloë Powell (Coordinator, Blak Design) on 03 8662 6311. There is also a FAQ page on our website, which we’ll be updating regularly. You can also email Chloë at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.