Launched in 2012 by Hillary Clinton (who was then US Secretary of State), Alliance for Artisan Enterprise is one of the only organizations representative of the artisan sector at a global level.
With membership drawn from individual and community enterprises, business support organizations, government and multi-lateral agencies, the Alliance’s greatest opportunity comes from the the rich and diverse pool of representative voices.
Drawing from this collective strength, the Alliance seeks to support and grow artisan enterprises, provide best practice services to the organizations that support them and fuel the broader recognition of the artisan sector in economic, social and cultural life.
To allow even more stakeholders to join in on this mission, the Alliance has recently revised its membership fee structure. For an annual fee of US$100, any artisan enterprise – of any size, from anywhere in the world – can be part of this dynamic network. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, with notifications in January, April, July and October.
Further details about membership procedures can be found here.