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U.S. Mint Seeks Artists to Design New Coins
By Numismatic News
November 08, 2013

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Up to 20 artists will be selected by the U.S. Mint to participate in its Artistic Infusion Program for coin and medal design.

Applicants have until Jan. 10, 2014, to apply.

Screening the applicants will be the National Endowment for the Arts, with which the Mint has entered a partnership for this process.

To see what it takes, prospective applicants can view an hour-long webinar Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time at www.arts.gov. Registration for the webinar will open at the beginning of December.

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NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa said, “We are proud to partner with the United States Mint, and we applaud the goals of their Artistic Infusion Program.”

Among the criteria applicants must meet are:

They must be U.S. citizens who are established professional artists who have at least five years of relevant work experience or have received specialized training leading to a degree or certification.

They must derive a portion of their earned income from art and have experience in digital art techniques such as use of Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Wacom tablets, or similar technology.

They must have a professional portfolio that includes published or publicly displayed art.

To register, go to www.Grants.gov.

 

 

 

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