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Phone: 505-992-7602
404 Kiva Ct., Suite G
Santa Fe
New Mexico 87505
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Target demographics: International folk artists as participants, national and international visitors of all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 artists from 57 countries; 20,000 attendees; 230 vendors/ contractors

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: work as an artist assistant in a booth during the Market; sell concessions; help decorate the site; serve as a cashier or cashier assistant; and other duties on site at the Market

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East

Programs: Artists’ Training Program for business skill-building
Educational outreach for children and youth
New market access for artists

To foster economic and cultural sustainability for folk artists and folk art worldwide and to create intercultural exchange opportunities uniting peoples of the world.
In 2013, the Market attracted 20,000 visitors and generated $2.7 million in sales in over two and a half days with 90% going home with the participants. 150 folk artists including representatives from artists’ cooperatives, represented 57 nations and earned an average of $18,900 from the weekend-long Market, close to ten times what many would typically earn in an entire year in their home countries. We determined that 20,000 cooperative members, 92% come from developing nations, were represented at the Market last year. Earnings from the Market help empower these cooperatives, impacting and sustaining the lives of an estimated 200,000 community members. The Market also provided improved business skill and entrepreneurial training and more market access for participating artists that helps lead them to self-sustainable livelihoods. The organization increased revenue from private donors by 15%, enlisted the services of 230 local vendors, has an estimated $11 million economic impact on the city of Santa Fe and the surrounding region.

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The International Folk Art Market Santa Fe is truly a "miracle, not a market". The phenomenal event that takes place each year thanks to an amazing system of volunteers and staff is but one part of that miracle. What touches me and others about IFAM Santa Fe are the countless stories of lives ... more »
For the last 5 years, the International Folk Art Market - Santa Fe helped our cooperative - The Cheque Oitedie - to promote the Ayoreo culture, their traditional art based on the sustainable management of Bromelia hieronymi the plant wich deliver its fine fibers to the women. They also helped us to ... more »
The Santa Fe Folk Art Market is an amazing success and story. I have attended each year since it started and have been working with the Mentir to Market Training programs for artists for the last 4 years, bringing in executives from all over the US to help the artists. Everyone who comes, ... more »
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