Volunteer at IFAM Santa Fe and Join an Exceptional Global Community



International Folk Art Market
July 6-10, 2022

The International Folk Art Market Mission And Vision 

The mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. 

IFAM envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.

Folk art is rooted in place, culture, and community.

We gather here to celebrate the resilience of its creators in preserving vital traditions; in sharing with us the artistic expression of their beliefs and practices; and in standing as proof that folk art is a living discipline, constantly changing and transforming. We take inspiration from the significant museum hill institutions that daily give voice to the achievements, culture, and artistry of diverse peoples. We stand on the unceded territorial lands of the Tewa, Tano, Navajo, and Jicarilla apache peoples and undertake to honor those who have inhabited, and will continue to inhabit, this terrain and hold it sacred. We hold their presence sacred.

As we welcome the exceptional folk art masters of the 2022 market, we strive to stretch our awareness and understanding of the value of place in sustaining communities, their voices, and their art.

Thank you for joining us in this inquiry and celebration.

We are excited to announce the return of the International Folk Art Market and the gathering of the wonderful IFAM community.

If you volunteered in 2018, 2019, or 2021 we have your information in our database and you will receive notifications.

The success of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is due, in large part, to our amazing volunteers. For 17 years, volunteers have provided their expertise, spirit of friendship, dedication, and resourcefulness to make this the largest folk art market of its kind. We invite you to join us for the amazing experience!

Why Volunteer?
  • Support and Join a Global Community – Work with over 150 master folk artists from 49 countries who share their authentic artistic traditions. Finland is a new country represented in 2022. 
  • Create Sustainable Impact – Artists earn critical income, serving as catalysts for positive social change in their communities by improving employment, health care, education, and well-being.
  • Become Part of the IFAM Community – Make lasting friendships with up to 2,000 other volunteers from 38 states and 8 countries – each of whom is integral to the success of the event.
  • Experience the Market – Get early access to ticket sales when you sign up to volunteer for 2 shifts by April 26, 2022.
  • Help in a Variety of Ways – With multiple teams to choose from, you can find a volunteer role that suits your interests and schedule.
Got Questions? Visit the Volunteer FAQ or contact Francesca at 505-992-7616 / francesca@folkartmarket.org.