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In a world of mass production, the touch of the hand has value.
— Docey Lewis, International Design Consultant, Textile Innovator

Training & Resources

Aid to Artisans has the most comprehensive and relevant training programs in the craft sector. These programs address the needs of artisans, exporters, designers, organizational leaders, government officials and cultural preservationists.

The only craft sector training utilizing industry experts in the fields of product development, design, marketing, environment and business management, our training provides first hand experience and perspective and uses real field scenarios.

Because training is one of our core services, we have professional training expertise on staff. We pride ourselves on staying current not only with industry trends, but also with training and adult learning trends, such as using technology to expand our reach. ATA Learning Center is the first and only online training service in the craft sector. This comprehensive online programs includes modules on all aspects of developing a profitable craft business.

Market Readiness Program

Market Readiness Program

Our Market Readiness Programs offer the latest trend and market information delivered by industry experts. We develop new content for each session to reflect the most relevant market issues facing the craft sector today.

Training & Resources

Customized Training

With more than 30 years of experience in field-based training, we are able to customize training programs to suit organizational needs and goals and build the capacity of artisan enterprises. more


Stay updated on the craft sector with technical information, product design, trend, export regulations, business planning, and much more. more