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GEMZ is a talent accelerator programme initiated by Current Obsession (CO). To support a new generation of young makers as they develop their voices, CO launched the programme in 2020. The main goal of GEMZ is to foster relationships between young creatives, cultural institutions and the industry. 

The name of the programme amalgamates the definitions of gem and Generation Z: a generation who offers a novel, multi-faceted lens in relation to the contemporary jewellery medium.

Utilising both IRL and URL formats, GEMZ programmes a variety of events – ranging from Q&A’s, workshops to exhibitions – providing the participants with opportunities to strengthen both their creative and business  development. 

So far, two cycles of the programme have been realised: 2020 – 2021 and 2022 – 2023. The open call for GEMZ cycle 3 will open in September 2024.

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