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HMAG Member Development Grant

Houston Metal Arts Guild

Member Development Grant

The HMAG Member Development Grant, sponsored by Charisma Design, will offer its seventh award of $500 to a HMAG member for the purpose of attending a workshop, professional event, or otherwise assisting the member to enhance metalsmithing knowledge and development.

In exchange for the grant, the recipient will be interviewed about the experience by the HMAG Education Coordinator. The recipient will be featured in the HMAG newsletter as well as on the HMAG website.

Possible applications for Award:

  • Conferences

  • Workshops

  • Seminars

  • Symposiums

  • Professional travel

  • Material purchases



  • Applicants must be HMAG members, and the recipient must be an HMAG member in good standing to accept the Grant.

  • The awardee will be chosen based on merit and intent.

  • Artwork submissions must be completed within the last 5 years.



  • The submission deadline for all application materials is September 30, 2023.

  • The recipient will be notified October 31, 2023, for use during 2023-2024.


Applicants are asked to submit:

  • Completed application form

  • Statement of purpose (maximum 2 pages) indicating experience and intention of use for the HMAG Member Development Grant, sponsored by Charisma Design

  • Current resume

  • Digital images of artwork produced in the last 5 years. Applicants must submit a minimum of 3 pieces of artwork, with a maximum of 10 images (this includes detail shots).

  • Applications may be downloaded (pdf) from the HMAG website.

Grant applications will be submitted by email.  You can submit your application materials to the HMAG President


For questions or to request more information, contact HMAG President (

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