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Dr. Muhammad Yunus HONORARY CHAIR OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE

Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely populated nations in the world, is the country into which Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus was born. As an economist, he wrestled with an essential question: How can people be raised out of poverty? During stays with villagers across Bangladesh, Yunus surmised that poverty was not the…
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International Folk Art Market Impact Numbers

Since 2004: As of this year’s (2018) incoming artists, hosted approximately 1000 master folk artists from 98 countries Generated $28 million from artist sales. 90% goes home with first-time artists As of 2016, $2,078.753.17 in GRT contributions and fees to the State of New Mexico The market has had 233,000 visitors since 2004 with an…
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International Folk Art Market Country List

98 International Folk Art Market Countries AT 2018 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET |New Countries: AZERBAIJAN AND GREECE Artists from 98 countries have participated in IFAM | Santa Fe (2004 – 2018) * countries that are being represented in the 2018 Market ** new countries being represented in 2018 Afghanistan Algeria* Argentina* Armenia Azerbaijan* Bangladesh Bhutan*…
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2018 Mentor to Market Programs FOR MASTER ARTISTS | INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET

The innovative business development programs, now in their fourteenth year, respond to the needs of master folk artists as they navigate the challenges of the new global marketplace Santa Fe, New Mexico—As part of its ongoing mission to promote the global artist economy through education and sustainable business development, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM)…
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Innovation Inspiration – Back For a Second Year

This special category of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe will feature 28 artists who demonstrate excellence in innovation within their folk art traditions. Santa Fe, New Mexico— Back by popular demand for the 2018 International Folk Art Market is the category of Innovation Inspiration. This Market initiative celebrates and encourages artists who are infusing…
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