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 by master folk artists. Artist sales have exceeded $20 million and impacted over one million lives in the communities they represent. Artists take home 90% of their earnings, giving them the opportunity to feed and educate their families and to build schools and wells. 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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Encourages dignified livelihoods by connecting artists with wholesale buyers for year-round income.
IFAM | Collection at the Dallas Market Center provides an opportunity for master folk artists to participate in a venue that puts them in contact with hundreds of buyers from all over the United States and beyond. Through these wholesale connections, artists gain year-round income, creating a lasting economic impact in their communities.
This opportunity takes place during two markets: the Total Home and Gift Market in June, and the Apparel and Accessories Market in March, both at the Dallas Market Center. Requirements to apply:
- Participation in at least one IFAM | Santa Fe
- Demonstration that you are export ready
- Have the ability to take and fulfill orders and have stock for immediate sales
- Ability to communicate in English both by email and at the Market. No translators are provided.
- Willingness to complete our online education program in preparation.
If you are an artist interested in participating in this opportunity, or a buyer interested in attending, please contact the Director, Artist Development & Social Impact, Sandy Peinado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides hands-on training for artists interested in entering the export market while sourcing our exclusive online shop.
IFAM | Online is a unique model of training that provides hands-on experience while guiding artists through the channels of the wholesale marketplace. Combining an online learning lab with an opportunity to market items through the IFAM | Online store, this opportunity will strengthen the participants’ capacity to expand their businesses, as well as provide artists with a new source of year-round income. The online store features the folk art of 18 artist groups representing 16 countries and will feature jewelry, textiles, baskets, and more.
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