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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. 

Events

Expoartesanías
Dec
5
to Dec 18

Expoartesanías

Expoartesanías is the main artisan fair in Latin America that promotes the conservation of traditional crafts with high quality standards in handicrafts to boost and strengthen the artisan sector.

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NY NOW: Winter
Feb
3
to Feb 6

NY NOW: Winter

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NY NOW is an international wholesale trade show curated for home, lifestyle, and handmade gift collections. NY NOW is produced twice annually by Emerald Expositions in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

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Expohogar Otoño
Sep
22
to Sep 25

Expohogar Otoño

  • Montjuïc Exhibition Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Expohogar Otoño is the key trade show in southern Europe that includes the most innovative products from small and medium-sized artisan enterprises in gifts, decoration, fashion jewelry, accessories and watchmaking.

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NEW WORLD CRAFTS Guatemala
Sep
18
to Sep 19

NEW WORLD CRAFTS Guatemala

NEW WORLD CRAFTS is the biggest trade show of Guatemalan and Central American handmade articles, which offers buyers all over the world the best gift items, personal accessories and handmade home décor collections with modern designs inspired in tradition and Guatemalan culture.

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NY NOW: Summer
Aug
12
to Aug 15

NY NOW: Summer

  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NY NOW is an international wholesale tradeshow curated for home, lifestyle, and handmade gift collections. NY NOW is produced twice annually by Emerald Expositions in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Expoartesanías
Dec
6
to Dec 19

Expoartesanías

Expoartesanías is the main artisan fair in Latin America that promotes the conservation of traditional crafts with high quality standards in handicrafts to boost and strengthen the artisan sector.

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Tinkuy: Gathering of Weavers
Nov
8
to Nov 11

Tinkuy: Gathering of Weavers

  • Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco for an international gathering of textile artisans and enthusiasts, art historians, anthropologists, and many others to celebrate and share the wealth and diversity of Peruvian textile traditions. More than the sum of its workshops and demonstrations, Tinkuy is an experience that stays with you for a lifetime. 

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New World Crafts Guatemala
Sep
18
to Sep 19

New World Crafts Guatemala

  • Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New World Crafts is the trade show with the latest Guatemalan and Central American handmade articles; it has become a major supplier of the largest buyers in the United States, Europe, Mexico and South America. Every year it offers the best collections of gift items, personal accessories and handmade home decor in Guatemala and Central America. More than 100 exhibitors from Guatemala and Central America offer quality handmade products with the most innovative designs. 

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Maison & Objet Paris
Sep
8
to Sep 12

Maison & Objet Paris

MAISON&OBJET is the multicultural crossroads of contemporary living. Places for meetings and exchanges, the shows welcome exhibitors and visitors from around the world and showcase a high-quality international offer. They provide a comprehensive overview of the excellence and innovation that help to share the best of creativity.

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NYNOW: Summer
Aug
19
to Aug 23

NYNOW: Summer

  • Jacob K. Javits Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NYNOW is a leading wholesale tradeshow for home, lifestyle, and gift products. The market is produced twice annually by Emerald Expositions in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show includes three handmade collections: Handmade Designer Maker, Handmade Global Design, and Artisan Resource – learn more here!

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International Folk Art Market: Santa Fe
Jul
14
to Jul 16

International Folk Art Market: Santa Fe

Since 2004, International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has hosted more than 800 artists from 92 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions, and to create economic, social, and individual empowerment.

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FIA Lisboa
Jun
24
to Jul 2

FIA Lisboa

FIA Lisboa is the biggest intercultural festival in the Iberian Peninsula, supporting regional development and local cultures.  In 2016, the fair boasted over 100,000 visitors, with 640 exhibitors representing 37 countries. 

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International Folk Art Market: Collection
Jun
20
to Jun 25

International Folk Art Market: Collection

The International Folk Art Market | Collection at the Dallas Market Center connects artists with wholesale buyers for year-round income. Over five days, approximately 25 artists receive booth space and hands-on training at the Dallas Market Center, one of the largest home and gift shows in the country where they connect and establish relationships with wholesale buyers. Artists learn about wholesale marketing, order fulfillment, and how to strengthen their income and earning opportunities through export. Over five years, 57 artists have earned more than $800,000 from immediate sales and hundreds of thousands of dollars from wholesale orders.

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The Fair Trade Show
May
13
to May 14

The Fair Trade Show

The Fair Trade Show is a Toronto-based consumer show dedicated to promoting social enterprises that work to advance equality, social justice, and environmental sustainability. For three years, the Fair Trade Show has been connecting ethical businesses to consumers who believe in the power their purchases have to shape the world around them.

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Perú Gift Show
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Perú Gift Show

The Peru Gift Show is the most important annual trade show in Peru, bringing together more than 150 export companies from Peru and beyond. The wholesale tradeshow features handmade gifts and home accessories. The Peru Gift Show is one of the largest fairs in Latin America, attracting buyers from around the world.

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Caravana Americana
Mar
24
to Mar 26

Caravana Americana

Caravana Americana is a trade show in Mexico City, Mexico that showcases the best selection of contemporary design from across Latin America. Approximately 60 designers will present an array of original fashion, objects, and furniture. 

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International Folk Art Market: Collection
Mar
22
to Mar 25

International Folk Art Market: Collection

The International Folk Art Market | Collection at the Dallas Market Center connects artists with wholesale buyers for year-round income. Over five days, approximately 25 artists receive booth space and hands-on training at the Dallas Market Center, one of the largest home and gift shows in the country where they connect and establish relationships with wholesale buyers. Artists learn about wholesale marketing, order fulfillment, and how to strengthen their income and earning opportunities through export. Over five years, 57 artists have earned more than $800,000 from immediate sales and hundreds of thousands of dollars from wholesale orders.

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NYNOW: Winter
Feb
4
to Feb 8

NYNOW: Winter

NYNOW is a leading wholesale tradeshow for home, lifestyle, and gift products. The market is produced twice annually by Emerald Expositions in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show includes three handmade collections: Handmade Designer Maker, Handmade Global Design, and Artisan Resource – learn more here!

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Expoartesanias
Dec
7
to Dec 21

Expoartesanias

Expoartesanias is a retail show featuring over 470 social enterprises, organizations and individual artisans throughout South America & beyond. The 14-day artisan fair takes place at Corferias-Centro de Convenciones in Bogota, Colombia. The fair aims to promote Latin American art and is a platform for buyers to connect directly with artisan suppliers. The majority of exhibitors from Colombia offer one-of-a-kind, high-quality products. 

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Handmade is Human Forum
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Handmade is Human Forum

Every year, the Alliance hosts a gathering of members and friends in a vibrant, welcoming space to explore key learnings and innovations in the artisan sector. On December 2, 2016, over 75 artisan business leaders, partners, and advocates joined the Alliance team at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC for Handmade is Human

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Global Showcase at TEDWomen
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Global Showcase at TEDWomen

  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This October, the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and twelve extraordinary artisan entrepreneurs took the TED stage to show the world why the artisan sector matters. October 26-27, the Alliance featured 12 artisan entrepreneurs in San Francisco at the Global Showcase, an immersive experience of people, place and product curated exclusively for TEDWomen - the premier women's conference in the world! 

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SOURCE East Africa
Sep
23
to Sep 25

SOURCE East Africa

SOURCE East Africa is the first professional B2B trade fair in home decor, fashion accessories, and gifts in East Africa. SOURCE East Africa aims to become the one-stop trade platform, where buyers can source directly from the best producers in the region.

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New World Crafts Guatemala
Sep
20
to Sep 21

New World Crafts Guatemala

  • Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New World Crafts is the most important trade show for handmade home decor, gifts and personal accessories in Guatemala and Central America. For the past 9 years, New World Crafts has offered the best selection of handmade goods, with modern and contemporary designs inspired in handcrafted traditions and the cultural richness of Guatemala.

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Artist Talk: Masters of Tibetan Bronzework
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Masters of Tibetan Bronzework

Join the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Freer/Sackler Galleries on September 10 to hear from Nima's daughter, filmmaker Dawa Drolma, about their bronzework and about the sculptures from the Himalayan region currently on view in the Sackler Gallery. The talk will be followed by a reception. 

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