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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

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Annual Meeting

annual meeting

The Artisan Alliance hosts regular gatherings of members, partners, and friends to share best practices in a collaborative learning community. Join the Artisan Alliance community to spread awareness about the economic and social value of the creative economy around the world. 

How can I get involved?

The 2018 Artisan Alliance forum, "The Creative Economy Matters," will take place on February 8, 2018 from 10:00 am ET until 4:00pm at the new Aspen Institute headquarters in Washington, DC. Leaders in the creative economy, the financial services and impact investing communities, and the small business and development sectors will share best practices on investing in creative businesses, building sustainable and successful artisan enterprises, and more. 

Please contact us if you are interested in attending this year's meeting!  

past meetings

Together, we can shine a bright light on the value of the artisan sector. Explore the learnings from some of our previous meetings:  

handmade is human

Artisan Enterprise: The New Startup Economy

Alliance @ Santa Fe