The mission of the Alliance is to support the power and potential of the artisan sector to create jobs, increase incomes, enhance cultural heritage and promote development that respects the uniqueness of people and place.
THE ALLIANCE FOR ARTISAN ENTERPRISE
The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was launched by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Aspen Institute. The Alliance is a collaborative effort of artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, foundations, government and multilateral agencies, and individuals working to support the full potential of artisan enterprise around the world. The Alliance leverages the collective strength of its members to break down barriers commonly faced in the artisan sector. Our community of members and partners envisions a world in which artisans are fully integrated into global commerce and where increasing revenues flow to artisan producers in communities in need of economic opportunity.