Calling all young, emerging, independent jewellery designers in London! The Jewellery Cut Live are offering you the chance to win a bursary place at the LFW show.
The Jewellery Cut Live, a two-day showcase of independent jewellery designers and jewellery talks organised by The Jewellery Cut, will continue its altruistic tradition of gifting one promising, emerging jewellery designer with a free place at the popular London Fashion Week Show, which will take place on the 16th & 17th of February, 2020 at The Royal Institution on Albermarle Street in London’s Mayfair.
This will be the third time The Jewellery Cut has supported a designer, but it is the first time it has opened up the bursary to applications. Previously, the winner was selected privately by the team, with Kelly Seymour from Cult of Youth winning the debut bursary in February 2019, followed by Ama Dhami in September 2019. Now, any UK-based designer with an established brand, who has been in business for less than three years, can apply.
Also new this year is a wider support package that will add to The Jewellery Cut bursary. As well as receiving a place at the show and mentoring support from founders Rachael Taylor and Andrew Martyniuk, the winner will also receive a package of benefits from generous bodies in the industry including De Beers, Retail Jeweller, WB The Creative Jewellery Group, Gemvision, The National Association of Jewellers, Goldsmiths’ Fair, Push PR and The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office. In total, the package for the winner is worth more than £7,000.
To be considered for The Jewellery Cut Live bursary, jewellers must send an application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Full information on themselves and their brand, with links to website and social media pages
- A selection of images of their work, as well as any lookbooks or biographies, if they have them
- A pitch about who they are, why they should be considered for the bursary and what they feel they would bring to the show (this can be submitted in any format – written, video, etc)
- All applicants must already have a fully launched brand that is selling jewellery and have been in business for less than two years, be in a position to have enough stock to take part in the show in February, and be based in the UK. Jewellers who have already been part of The Jewellery Cut Live in the past cannot apply.
The deadline for entries is December 20th, 2020. At this point, they will be reviewed by The Jewellery Cut team and a winner will be announced in the new year.