Looking for an opportunity to take your artisanal business to the next level? Here is an awesome opportunity!
Aid to Artisans (ATA) has launched its Small Grants Program in partnership with canvas home™, a retailer of artisan furniture, ceramics, and textiles to provide artisans with direct and immediate financial assistance that can lay the groundwork for sustainable incomes for artisans.
ATA’s principal activities include a program of financial assistance in the form of small grants made to qualified craft producers. These grants are designed to permit craft producing groups to procure materials, tools and/or equipment, training, or marketing services in order for them to expand employment and generate additional income.
Typically, these grants range from $500 to $1,500.
Deadline for submission: December 29th, 2017.
Products – Crafts must have artistic and functional elements, be handmade and culturally significant.
These include those that are familiar to Aid to Artisans through its international network, national organizations that support craft development, and international non-profit organizations working with the artisan group applying. Some examples of groups known to ATA include IFAT, OXFAM, DFID, United Nations agencies, Fair Trade Federation, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers, Action Aid, CARE and other international aid organizations. Letters from previous ATA Small Grant recipients are not acceptable.
To apply, visit ATA