2016 has proved the most impactful and exciting year yet for the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise! We are so grateful for your passion for the artisan sector and dedication to driving more resources and recognition to artisan businesses around the world.Read More
In 2014, the Alliance surveyed its member organizations about their work and impact in the global artisan sector. This report is an introduction to the major focus areas of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, including innovative financing, policy, research, learning forums, visits, and the Artisan Value Chain Toolkit. It also reveals data on the scope of job creation, income generation, and financing initiatives in our network of artisan entrepreneurs and partners.Read More
"Measuring Traditional Skills: Taking Stock of What We Have Before We Lose It" is a research report by UNESCO researcher Simon Ellis, commissioned by the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and published in 2015.Read More
"Crafting a Livelihood: Building Sustainability for Indian Artisans" is a 2013 report from Dasra.Read More
"Measuring the Economic Contribution of Cultural Industries: 2009 Framework for Cultural Statistics" is a handbook from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) with an overview of current methods used in different countries worldwide to measure the contribution of cultural industries to the economy.Read More
The 2010 Creative Economy Report from UNCTAD, with a focus on global trends and international trade in creative industries. This report holds the oft-quoted statistic that the international trade in art crafts totaled $32 billion in 2008. The global market for art crafts is expanding and clearly is not negligible; art crafts are the most important creative industry for export earnings in developing countries.
Download and read the full report here.
Handicrafts and Employment Generation for the Poorest Youth and Women is a 2007 Policy Paper from UNESCO International's Programme on the Cross-Cutting Theme "Poverty Eradication, Especially Extreme Poverty," written by Noëlla Richard.Read More
The "Global Market Assessment for Handicrafts, Vol. 1" is a 2006 study by USAID on the state of the global market for artisan goods.Read More