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Mission and Vision
The IFAA mission is to celebrate and preserve living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide. IFAA envisions a world that values the humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and embraces dignified livelihoods for folk artists across the globe.
And that, after all, is...The Work of Art. Join us.
It has been said that talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Over the past 10 years, the organization you have known as the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market has been providing opportunity to folk artists at the world’s largest market of its kind. Our organization has expanded programs to meet the specific challenges that folk artists are facing in the global marketplace. What was born out of Santa Fe as a small grass roots organization focused on one weekend a year, has now grown into a nonprofit empowering international folk artists year-round, as such we have a new name which reflects our expanded work, the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA). The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will always be our flagship program.
Allied with the world’s master folk artists, your participation in IFAA results in communities around the world having clean drinking water, girls in school, improved health care and thriving folk art communities.