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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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Artisan Resource Opening Reception

  • Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 55th Street and the West Side Highway New York, NY USA (map)

Please join us for a reception co-hosted by Alliance for Artisan Enterprise & George Little Management. The Alliance will honor Clare Smith and award her with the Alliance Artisan Hero recognition for her leadership in the sector; the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet artisan groups from 25 countries. 

For Artisan Resource exhibitors and attendees, your badge will provide access to the reception. If you are not attending Artisan Resource, but would like to attend the reception, please contact Annie Waterman at