ATA conducted its annual Market Readiness Program from August 19-22, 2017 bringing 20 entrepreneurs representing 13 countries, bringing together the best of East and West. With a team of seasoned ATA consultants and mentors, participants
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This summer’s NY NOW coincided with the solar eclipse and although the moon over shadowed the sun, our ATA booth glowed with our bright orange walls and the beautify handcrafts made by global artisans. This
Maribel and Dalia, founders of Artemateria and 2013 MRP graduates met while living in Chicago. They became friends through a common passion for Mexican artisanal heritage and design. Artemateria’s mission is to support Mexican artisans
The beauty of handmade is enhanced when it reflects the story, culture and craft behind it. 2015 MRP alumni Mary Louise Marino is quick to recognize the pivotal role of global artisans and their handmade
ATA expanded its reach into Nicaragua this Spring by participating in Reto Diseño (RD), initiated and executed by Manos Nicas (MN) a Nicaraguan artisan enterprise. MN is a growing network of craft stores and a
The month of April ushered in ATA’s new initiative in the Mexican states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche, implementing a complete diagnostic of the artisan value chain in the Yucatan Peninsula. Funded by the
March 2017 – December 2017 Summary Aid to Artisans and Manos Nicas, a past Market Readiness Program graduate, are implementing the project “Business Accelerator for a Growing Artisan Enterprise in Nicaragua.” Manos Nicas is a young
Oct 1, 2017 - Dec 30, 2018 Summary After completing a thorough assessment of the craft sector in Djibouti in the spring 2017, Aid to Artisans is currently implementing the second phase “Artisan Women Initiative
March-November 2017 Summary Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), Aid to Artisans is implementing a complete diagnostic of the artisan value chain in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The problem ATA is addressing is
January 2017-August 2017 Summary In collaboration with the state of Tlaxcala, Aid to Artisans is implementing a 7-month project entitled Artisanal Textiles of Tlaxcala. This project aims to make the textiles of the artisans in