“This is the world’s best market. It’s a life changer for people back home and it is so important to preserving traditional craft forms. It’s also leading us forward with innovative ideas. We collaborated with a Market colleague from Ghana on using his recycled glass beads at the corners of our bandhani scarves, and people […]
For 13 years, the International Folk Art Alliance has empowered artists and changed the lives of communities around the world by serving as a catalyst that strengthens communities and revives traditional art forms.Learn more about our programs and the impact we create with folk artists from around the world. Download the report, 2016 Impact Report
“I am a bridge between two worlds of my mother’s mother and her journey from the courtyard to the world.” Manisha Mishra
For 13 years, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has empowered artists and changed the lives of communities around the world, and like the quote above from Manisha Mishra, whose painting “The […]
Among the many innovations, improvements, and changes at the 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, the establishment of the 1st Annual International Folk Art Alliance Awards is perhaps the most profound, as it recognizes life-long contributions and commitments to the creation and support of folk art.
The International Folk Art Alliance, and its signature […]
Social innovation is a field dedicated to solving social problems by attacking root causes through novel approaches, shifting away from a conventional charity approach of managing conditions. As part of the 2016 International Folk Market | Santa Fe, the International Folk Alliance is proud to present, Social Innovation and Cross-Sector Solutions, Friday, July 8, 9:30am New […]
Ambassador Melanne Verveer to Serve as Honorary Chair for the 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe
A tireless advocate for women and girls’ empowerment, Melanne Verveer, the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, has been named the Honorary Chair for the 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.
“We are so honored to have Ambassador Verveer as the chair of the Market this year, said Jeff […]
Gulmira Akmatovav is a first-time Market who is part of this year’s International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. IFAA is honored to have her attend, enjoy, and benefit from 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. In the Tien Shen mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Gulmira Akmatova is honoring and continuing traditional handweaving techniques […]
Tarek Abdelhay Hafez Abouelenin is a first-time Market who is part of this year’s International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) Campaign for Artist Sponsorship. IFAA is honored to have him attend, enjoy, and benefit from 2016 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.
Tarek is a member of the Tentmakers of Cairo, a group of 23 […]