SchoolArts Magazine

Summer 2018

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artists who participate reach far past the geographical boundaries of the Museum Hill annual event through its educational efforts and community outreach, both locally and worldwide. Opportunities for Children and Youth IFAA provides folk art and social entre- preneurship education through a new curriculum and hands-on activities in schools and through local community organizations in the summer, includ - ing Santa Fe Public Schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe, and Girls Inc. IFAA also distributes 1,000 compli - mentary tickets to teens and their fam- ilies, connecting participants directly to the artists in the market. Children sixteen and under get free admission to the market each year and do not need tickets. The education team has formed meaningful partnerships between art - ists, volunteers, and children. Opportunities for Educators Sunday at the International Folk Art Market is Community and Family Day. IFAA gives 500 tickets for Fam - ily Day to teachers, along with pack- ets designed around ideas on how to integrate market themes into their class curricula. There are many volunteer opportu- nities for art educators to participate. Possibilities include a professional development workshop, helping create curriculum to provide free digital folk art lesson plans for educators across the globe, and leading IFAA Folk Art Market Family Day activities. This F O C U S I N N elson Mandela once said, "There is no passion to be found in playing small in set - tling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Mandela knew the power of education in the life of both children and adults. He wrote of education being the one weapon that could change the world. The International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), based in Santa Fe, New Mex - ico, focuses on the folk art of the world and uses that art, the artists, and their stories to empower and educate people through their annual folk art markets. The mission of the IFAA is to celebrate and preserve living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide. This year, the world's largest folk art fes - tival will celebrate its fifteenth year, welcoming 162 master artists from fifty-three different countries to Santa Fe on the second weekend in July. The talents and stories of the folk The International Folk Art Alliance Trina Harlow The mission of the IFAA is to celebrate and preserve living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide. 40 SUMMER 2018 SchoolArts

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