Sponsor a first-time artist for the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe and empower them to transform their life and give voice to their community. Your support will value the humanity of the handmade, honor timeless traditions, and embrace the vision of dignified livelihoods for these new artists coming to the Market.
With your help, the International Folk Art Alliance will be able to provide direct financial support for first-time artists who would not be able to attend the Market otherwise. Sponsorships cover costs including training, international airfare, lodging, local transportation, and meals.
Last year, Market artists earned an average of $19,440, taking home 90% of their sales. Artists report that with the earnings from the Market they have been able to purchase land, build new studios, run health clinics, hire teachers and start schools, pay for school fees and books, and buy farm animals that bring additional wealth.
When you sponsor a first-time artist, your support helps transform lives and gives voice to communities. Your donation empowers these artists and gives them hope for a better future. Gifts of every size make a difference. For gifts $100 and above you will receive special benefits and tickets to the Market. For gifts of $1,000 and above your name will be listed in the artist’s booth of your choice.
|Donation Amount||How your donation helps|
|$10,000+||Covers cost of one artist coop to attend|
|$5,000+||Covers cost of one artist to attend|
|$2,500||Covers international airfare for an artist|
|$1,000+||Covers food and lodging for an artist|
|$500+||Covers training for an artist|
|$250+||Covers local transportation for an artist|
|$100+||Covers supplies for an artist’s booth|
|$50+||Covers warehousing of an artist’s goods|
|$25+||Covers lunches for an artist during the Market|