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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. 

Introducing the Alliance Digital Learning Series

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Introducing the Alliance Digital Learning Series

Gina Rogari

Introducing the Alliance Digital Learning Series!

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise is a diverse community of artisan businesses, social enterprises, individuals, and more working at different points in the artisan supply chain. Our community ranges from Chinchero weavers and Sudanese beaders to technical service providers and market organizers. We strongly believe that each member is integral to the artisan sector as a whole, and has important insights to share. To share learnings, provide short trainings, and reach our members around the world, the Alliance is launching a Digital Learning Series. 

How will it work? 

The Alliance is working with our members, especially technical service providers, to host short (30-45 minute) webinars, Google Hangouts, YouTube features, and other digital resources exclusively for the businesses in our network. This series is intended to share resources and encourage collaboration. All sessions will take place online, and will be recorded and saved in the Alliance member portalAll members are encouraged to sign up and participate!

Handmade Trends in the Global Market with ByHand Consulting

ByHand Consulting is a founding member of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Its experienced team hosts Incubator at Artisan Resource / NYNOW, provides one-on-one artisan business consultations, and hosts product and business development workshops for artisans around the world. On July 14 at 2:00 pm EST, join the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and ByHand Consulting in our first Digital Learning Series webinar. The 45 minute webinar will coverthe top trends affecting the unprecedented desire for artisan goods, and how entrepreneurs can capitalize from it. ByHand Consulting will discuss opportunities for both international artisan organizations and US buyers. 

Interested in leading a session?

Get involved with the Digital Learning Series today! If your business has a unique market insight, technical service, or other valuable learning to share with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise network, please contact to arrange your Digital Learning Series session. We look forward to hearing your proposals!