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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. 

International Folk Art Market: Santa Fe


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International Folk Art Market: Santa Fe

  • International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, NM USA (map)

The International Folk Art Market Santa Fe celebrates the humanity of the handmade that empowers communities through monumental earnings. Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe has hosted more than 750 master folk artists from 91 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works.

The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions to create social, economic, and individual empowerment. Every year over 20,000 visitors come to Museum Hill to experience the Market and celebrate folk art while enjoying international food and music. The Market’s annual success led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016 International Folk Art Market Santa Fe. If you are interested in applying for the 2017 International Folk Art Market, please complete an application here between April 1 and September 1, 2016.  If you have any questions about applying, please contact Sachiko Umi, Director of Artist Relations:

Tickets to attend the 2016 market go on sale May 1, 2016. Find purchasing options here.

Learn more about the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe here