Sponsor an Artist

Sponsorship Information

India_Abdulrauf Abdulrahak KhatriArtist Portrait1 _2016Sponsor 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
Hocine Bazine and Benslimane Mahfoud Hocine Bazine and Benslimane Mahfoud
Country: Algeria
Media: Textiles
Ramiro Moreno Ramiro Moreno
Country: Colombia
Media: Woodwork
María Concepción Ospina Gómez María Concepción Ospina Gómez
Country: Colombia
Media: Textiles
Luis Lizandro Rodriguez Luis Lizandro Rodriguez
Country: Colombia
Media: Basketry
Jesús de la Rosa Jesús de la Rosa
Country: Colombia
Media: Carving (wood)
Leandro Gomez Quintero Leandro Gomez Quintero
Country: Cuba
Media: Sculpture
Mary Mariani Mary Mariani
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Rahul Vinayak Salvi Rahul Vinayak Salvi
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Mohammed Bilal Khatri Mohammed Bilal Khatri
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Margarita Avendano Luis Margarita Avendano Luis
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Kartik Hirabhai Chauhan Kartik Hirabhai Chauhan
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Islamuddin Neelgar Islamuddin Neelgar
Country: India
Media: Textiles
Gopal Saini Gopal Saini
Country: India
Media: Ceramics
Dinesh Chandra Kumhar Dinesh Chandra Kumhar
Country: India
Media: Ceramics
Aala Deva Harijan Aala Deva Harijan
Country: India
Media: Leatherwork
Halima Al Qaaydeh Halima Al Qaaydeh
Country: Jordan
Media: Carpets / Rugs
Nazira Termechikova Nazira Termechikova
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Media: Textiles
Aigul Diushenalieva Aigul Diushenalieva
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Media: Textiles
Souksakone Khakampanh and Phout Souksakone Khakampanh and Phout
Country: Lao PDR
Media: Textiles
Mone Jouymany Mone Jouymany
Country: Living Tribe Alliance
Media: Textiles
Aissata Namoko Aissata Namoko
Country: Mali
Media: Textiles
Juan García Mendoza Juan García Mendoza
Country: Mexico
Media: Basketry
Maw Maw Aung Maw Maw Aung
Country: Myanmar
Media: Woodwork
Julio Gutierrez Samanez Julio Gutierrez Samanez
Country: Peru
Media: Ceramics
Deniss Sanchez Aparicio Deniss Sanchez Aparicio
Country: Peru
Media: Ceramics
Adelina Maldonado Adelina Maldonado
Country: Peru
Media: Textiles
Dilmurod Sharipov Dilmurod Sharipov
Country: Tajikistan
Media: Jewelry
Nasiba Akhmedova Nasiba Akhmedova
Country: Uzbekistan
Media: Textile / Dolls
Khasan Umarov Khasan Umarov
Country: Uzbekistan
Media: Metalwork