Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market has created sales and learning opportunities for folk artists. With their earnings and new insights, IFAM artists go out to change the world by keeping their traditions alive, investing in their families and communities, and by growing their businesses. Our flagship program, International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, is the largest market of its kind in the world. With 21,000 visitors annually purchasing nearly $3.5million from 160+ artists representing 50 countries, IFAM Santa Fe is the center-point of our annual calendar.
Because our artist family never stops working, neither does IFAM. Our series of public lectures, Folk Art Matters, and our series of pop up collaborations around the US, bring folk art and folk artists attention and earnings all year long.
International Folk Art Market Mission and Vision
The Mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. The International Folk Art Market 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.
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