A Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco Program 舊金山中華文化基金会項目
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
Work Samples to be uploaded by: January 28, 2014
Applicants Notified if Selected to Submit a Paid Drawing Exercise: by February 28, 2014
The designs on United States coins and medals are more than simple illustrations on small metal discs; they are expressions of the values, aspirations, and shared heritage of our Nation. They serve as illustrations to the world of the essence and the story of America.
The United States Mint is seeking artists interested in taking coin and medal design in new directions and trying new approaches as part of our endeavor to ensure that the designs on United States coins and medals are of the highest quality to best represent our country for years to come.
Subject to the conditions and criteria below, the United States Mint will award contracts to up to 20 artists to participate in the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) and submit designs for selected coin and medal programs. Depending on the number of active years in the AIP, artists receive between $2000 and $3000 for each design submission and an additional $5000 if their design is selected and used for a coin or medal design. All selected designs are sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engravers, who also prepare designs for coin and medal programs. Artists of selected designs are named as designer in historical documents, Certificates of Authenticity and promotional materials. In most cases, the artist’s initials appear on the final coins or medals (along with the initials of the United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver who sculpted the selected design).
To qualify you must be a citizen of the United States, you must be willing to accept the Terms and Conditions, and you must be an established professional artist, defined as one who meets all of the following criteria:
To be considered for the AIP, you must submit an application containing the following required materials. All artists who are interested in being considered must submit an application by January 10, 2014, and upload representative work samples by January 28, 2014. Detailed instructions can be found in "How to Prepare and Submit an Application"
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