The National Fund for the Promotion of Crafts (FONART) is a public trust created in 1974, as a federal institution for the development, promotion and commercialization of artisan activity, also oriented to promote research and regulations on the matter, help to increase the quality of life of artisans and disseminating the cultural heritage of Mexico, as well as contribute to the human, social and economic development of craftsmen and craftswomen families through the generation of a greater income for their works.
The main objective of FONART is to contribute to improve the income of artisans by supporting and developing productive projects through actions aimed at enhancing the productive and commercial capacities of artisans. It also provides accompaniment to artisans from production to the effective marketing of their products in the global market.
Among the main actions and programs of FONART are:
- Artisanal tourist corridors
- Support for strategic craft projects
- Supports for visual health
- Folk art competitions
- Support for the promotion of handicrafts in fairs and exhibition
- Collecting of crafts
- Support to boost production
- Integral training and/or technical assistance
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Civil Society Organization (CSO)