IFAM Santa Fe 2023 – Apply Now! 

Deadline to Apply for the 2023 International Folk Art Market is September 1, 2022

Please note that the IFAM application website will be under maintenance on Monday August 8 for one hour scheduled at these time zones:

Los Angeles — 12:00am Monday August 8
New York — 3:00am Monday August 8
London — 8:00am Monday August 8
Dubai — 11:00am Monday August 8
Hong Kong — 3:00pm Monday August 8
Sydney — 5:00pm Monday August 8
Auckland – 7:00pm Monday August 8

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Dear Artists:

We are very pleased that you are considering applying for participation in the world’s largest and most important International Folk Art Market held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It’s been 19 years since the founding of the Market and we have enjoyed the participation of over 1,000 artists who have made sales of over 34 million dollars.

The past two years have been difficult ones for artists around the world and we have been very concerned about your well-being and your ability to continue your craft to support yourselves, your families and your communities. IFAM’s goal is to produce a Market that places you and your work on the global stage.

The application process is a rigorous one and it will provide our Selection and Placement Committees an accurate way to review your work and make a determination about your participation in 2023. Our team is ready to assist you with any questions on this process.

The IFAM Board of Directors, the staff and I, and our thousands of volunteers look forward to 2023 as a celebratory year where we are able to enjoy the sharing that takes place among the artists and our community.

We are eagerly anticipating seeing your work through the images you send and learning about your traditions, innovations, and your lives as artists in your home countries.

Thank you for sharing the magic of the International Folk Art Market.


Melissa Mann
Chief Executive Officer


  • IFAM welcomes applications from traditional folk artists whose work reflects time-honored community-based traditions, and artists who are inspired by these cultural traditions but who may also innovate upon them. Contemporary items that do not demonstrate an innovation of a tradition may not be accepted.
  • Individual artists, cooperatives, non-profit organizations, businesses or individual sponsors are eligible to apply.
  • The work you submit must have been made within the past five years.
  • Since there are many venues open to American folk artists to show and sell their work, participation in the International Folk Art Market is limited to artists who reside outside the United States or who have legally immigrated to the United States and actively create folk art that is consistent with the traditions of their native country.
  • There is no fee to apply

IMPORTANT: If you already have an account with award force from a previous event, you can login using your existing account information.

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