Teachers are awesome! Teachers serve as one of the most important outlets for students to learn about the global world in which they live. In acknowledgement of this, and in alignment of the International Folk Art Market's mission of creating economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who preserve folk art traditions, we value global dialogue and understanding. Our flagship program, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM) Santa Fe captures this transformational sentiment of bringing the world together for a three-day period in the second weekend of July in the beautiful Museum Hill campus. More than 150 master folk artists representing 49 countries showcase and sell their folk art treasures to create positive social change in their home communities. More than $3 million is generated by 21,000 shoppers, folk art collectors, volunteers, community members, and global citizens.
The last Market day, which is Sunday Market: Community & Family Day, is significant to our mission in building community, including teachers and their students to the Market. Children under 16 get receive free admission, and our Tickets for Teachers program on Sunday Market also grants educators with free admission for the day. IFAM appreciates teachers and we do this to honor their service. We ask the Awesome Foundation for $1,000 to fully fund our 2019 Tickets for Teachers program to grant Santa Fe area teachers free admission to Market. As one teacher participant states, "By attending the Market, my students were able to see the world in the backyard. I'm so glad to get to as well."
The International Folk Art Alliance dba IFAM subsidizes/donates the cost of Sunday admission to teachers. A grant from Awesome Foundation Santa Fe will provide funds for design, promotion and printing of tickets to benefit 600 teachers and the production of an IFAM/Awesome Foundation teachers' badge/button as a gift to these educators to visibly show our support.
The 16th annual International Folk Art Market will take place July 12-14, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM.
Funded by Santa Fe, NM (March 2019)