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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. 

Research Archive

Creative Economy Report 2010: A Feasible Development Option

Gina Rogari

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