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 – up to 12 places available
Over the course of four months, 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. 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. Previous experience making jewellery is not required.
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, 13 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.
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 the closing date.
As part of your application, we require:
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 or email. Please note that to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Koorie Heritage Trust is temporarily closed until further notice. During this time, you may have difficulty getting through to us by phone so please send us an email.
Please also see our FAQ page, which we’ll be updating regularly.
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.