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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. 

Past Events

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NY NOW Seminar: Growing the Market for Artisan & Global Handmade Products

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th Street New York, NY USA (map)

This panel explored what makes global artisanal products resonate with an expanding diversity of consumers and retailers, and how to address challenges of growing these markets. Panelists included Conor French of Indego Africa, Jim Brett of West Elm, Ruth DeGolia of Mercado Global and Dana Towsey of Walmart.

The panel was moderated by Peggy Clark of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, and Keith Recker of Hand/Eye Magazine.

Tickets were $20 in advance or $25 onsite. For more information, visit

Later Event: October 31
Artisan Resource Opening Reception