Mentor to Market Scholarship Fund Information

Make a gift to the Mentor to Market Scholarship Fund, a new initiative at the International Folk Art Alliance! Be a part of this global community of folk artists worldwide by supporting artist entrepreneurs today!

“Mentor to Market is like a window to international opportunities that folk artists can explore, build confidence, and strengthens our efforts to preserve these arts. We are thankful for thinking about such a program.” Manisha Mishra | India

With your donation, Mentor to Market artist entrepreneurship education programs will be free of charge for all artists participating in the annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.

Mentor to Market creates economic opportunities for folk artists across the globe, through enterprise knowledge sharing, cultural exchange, business skill building, and professional development.

At Mentor to Market, artists participate in one-of-a-kind workshops lead by peers—artist experts—and from professionals who are leaders in global artisan sector topics, including merchandising, pricing, business financial planning, microfinance, photography, business marketing, and filmmaking. These workshops equip International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe artists to excel in the global marketplace.

The following are the scholarships being offered:

Scholarships by Region: Scholarships by Medium:
Africa Basketry
Central Asia Ceramics
East Asia & the Pacific Jewlery
Europe Painting
Latin America & Caribbean Sculpture
Middle East Textile
South Asia & Southeast Asia

Gifts of all sizes make a world of difference!

Mentor to Market includes the following artist entrepreneurship components:

  • Welcome to the Santa Fe Retail Market: this introductory program is designed for artists participating for the first time in the annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.
  • IFAA Artist Conference: This full day of workshops is offered to all artists attending the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, and is designed to help folk art entrepreneurs navigate key issues in expanding into new markets and developing a sustainable business.
  • Reaching Back Home: An Artist Resource Fair: The Artist Resource Fair connects folk artist entrepreneurs with people, processes, and organizations that can help the artists improve life in their communities back home.

With your help, the International Folk Art Alliance will create life-changing opportunities for artists and positive social change through folk art.

For gifts $100 and above you will receive benefits and tickets to the 15th Anniversary International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe on July 13, 14, & 15, 2018.

For gifts of $1,000, you will receive these following benefits and tickets to 2018 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, including:

  • Monthly updates from Jeff Snell, CEO
  • Invitation for two to a CEO Luncheon
  • A special IFAA donor pin, recognizing your investment in our mission

For donations of $2,500 and above, you will receive the above new benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to attend 2018 IFAA Artist Conference

We thank you on behalf of the artists that will benefit from your generosity.

 Make a gift to to the Mentor to Market Scholarship Fund