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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. 

Lessons Learned from Artisan Connect

Digital Learning Series Archive

Lessons Learned from Artisan Connect

Gina Rogari

In this Digital Learning Series, Amanda North of Artisan Connect shares learnings from running the online marketplace Artisan Connect. Her case study explores the issues of market access for artisans the company was formed to address, its business model and organizational structure, as well as the challenges it faced, which ultimately led to its merger at the end of 2016. Read her full case study on LinkedIn here