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. Artwork is consigned to the IFAA and 90% of the sale price is sent back to the artists in their home countries, 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.
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 email@example.com.
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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