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 identifies and builds tools and support systems needed to support artisan businesses around the world. 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.
The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise collaborates with key partners, including Kiva and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues, to develop resources that support the sustainable growth of artisan businesses. Our tailored set of programming provides artisan producers, often relegated to the informal economy, with the tools needed to develop viable and successful businesses.