The application deadline for the 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has passed. Thank you for your interest in the Market. 

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is a program of the International Folk Art Alliance. Held on the second weekend of July each year on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. The 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is on July 13, 14 & 15.

Visit our APPLICATION GUIDE for more information.

Application Deadline October 1, 2017
Selection Process October – November, 2017
Notifications (Acceptance or Non-acceptance) November 15 – December 31, 2017 (sent via email)
Financial Assistance Notifications January 1 – 31, 2018 (sent via email)
International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe July 13, 14 and 15, 2018


Individual artists, cooperatives, non-profit organizations, businesses or individual sponsors are eligible to apply. See Selection Process for additional criteria.


  • There is no application fee.
  • The 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe Application is available online and can be completed electronically.
  • NEW to the ONLINE process? Register Here and complete the 2018 Application.

(Create a Username and Password to access the 2017 application.)

  • Already have an account? Click here and go to “Returning Users” square to log in and find the 2018 Application on the Forms tab of your existing account.
  • Create an account to save and return to the application as needed until completed. Once the application is complete, SUBMIT the application for review by IFAA.
  • The quality and type of photographs submitted are important. Applications are evaluated based on the photographs provided and should clearly represent the art work being written about in the application. If selected for participation in the 2017 IFAM | Santa Fe, the photographs submitted may be used for many purposes, including publicity on IFAA’s website. You must have the legal rights to use the photographs you send us.
  • New for 2018 – Supplemental: Innovation Form

IFAA believes that tradition serves as the basis for contemporary folk arts and will feature a group of artists who demonstrate excellence in innovations within their folk art traditions. Traditions may evolve over time in materials, methods, design and/or products used. Collaboration between artists working in different traditions will also be considered. The Innovation Form is within the 2017 Online Application. If you have questions about innovative folk art products prior to completing your application, please contact

  • Financial Assistance Form

First-time Market artists who want to apply for financial assistance should complete the Financial Assistance form. Eligibility criteria:

  • Must be a first-time Market artist who will attend the event
  • Must be an artist who is independent or part of a cooperative or nonprofit organization
  • Businesses and artists with sponsors are ineligible
  • Artists or sponsoring organizations who have attended IFAM | Santa Fe previously are ineligible

A limited number of financial assistance packages are available. The packages are awarded to support an artist’s international roundtrip airfare, local transportation (Albuquerque/Santa Fe), educational programming, hotel in Santa Fe, and meals during educational programming and the International Folk Art Market. The package can be expanded to cover the costs for a qualified interpreter upon discretion by IFAA. Artists who receive financial assistance must still cover costs such as passport and visa fees, shipping, transportation within own country and booth fee. The Financial Assistance Form is located within the 2017 Online Application.

Contact: for technical assistance to log into and access the 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe application.


Application Deadline

October 1, 2017 is the last day to submit online applications for the 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. Individuals encountering difficulties accessing the online application must contact Sachiko Umi prior to the September 1, 2017 deadline for alternate submissions.


Applicants will be notified by December 31, 2017 whether or not they are invited to participate in the 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.

Financial Assistance Notifications

First-time applicants who applied for Financial Assistance and are invited to participate in the 2017 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will be notified by January 31, 2018 whether or not they will receive Financial Assistance.

Contact and help for artist and application-related matters, including information about applying to the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe:

Sachiko Umi
Director of Artist Relations
International Folk Art Alliance
+1 505-992-7610 (phone)