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What is the International Folk Art Market?
Imagine a place where cultures from all corners of the globe are celebrated; where folk artists, often marginalized in their own communities, are elevated. Where the humanity of the handmade isn’t just discussed, but is right in front of you as you move from stall to stall at a bustling outdoor event, taking in the shades, symbols, and smiles of nearly 60 countries gathered in one place. Every July this experience is made real when the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe unfurls its magic.
Half of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day and indigenous cultures are rapidly disappearing at a rate of 30 per year. In the process, larger, global economic forces threaten and split traditional lifestyles and communities, devalue hand-crafted tradition, and interrupt knowledge traditionally handed down from generation to generation.
The artisan sector represents the second largest industry in the developing world, and therefore holds potential for large scale positive social change. As a result, folk artists across the globe need markets to sustain their livelihoods, preserve their cultures, and support their families. IFAM | Santa Fe addresses the challenge of an interconnected world by providing an innovative approach to increasing global and cultural understanding through its partnerships and related educational programming.
The Mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. This event envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.
When: July 12-14, 2019
Where: Museum Hill, Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
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