Policy Dialogue & Celebration

AIACA in collaboration with UNESCO successfully concluded the Policy Seminar and Exhibition on September 2, 2016 with Ms Rashmi Verma, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles as the Chief Guest and William Bissell MD, Fabindia as the key speaker.

Area of Work

Indian Artisans go Digital (Google)

Leverage technology to build capacities and create market linkages for artisans. [Read More]

Dalit Artisans' Empowerment Project (Tikau Share)

Empower Dalit bamboo artisans of Balasore, Orissa to improve their livelihood through bamboo craft based enterprise development. [Read More]

Tribal Craft Development Initiative (RBS Foundation)

Develop sustainable enterprises for tribal craft clusters in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for livelihood generation through traditional craft skills. [Read More]

Mubarakpur Weavers Livelihood Intervention (SJNEFFL)

Handloom-based livelihood development for the Bohra Muslim community in Mubarakpur, UP. [Read More]

Going Green (European Union)

Contribute to economic competitiveness and poverty reduction in 6 textile clusters of Rajasthan and UP by reducing the socio-economic and environmental costs of production. [Read More]

The All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), established in 2004 as a Society, is a membership based organization for the handloom and handicrafts sector in India. It aims to develop craft based enterprises and explore new and commercially sustainable models of livelihood generation.

AIACA engages in policy advocacy; crafts-based entrepreneurship development; interventions in innovative design, product development and product diversification; capacity building of enterprises and crafts organizations on various aspects of business and production management; and facilitation of direct access to markets.

  • AIACA signs MoU with NEDFi

    Mar 2 2017
  • Capacity Building Workshop at IHC, New Delhi

    Jan 23 2017
  • Craftmark participates in the International OIMO Festival, Kyrgyztan

    Sep 1 2016
  • Policy Seminar & Exhibition marked 10 years of Craftmark at IHC, New Delhi

    Sep 2 2016
  • Training on E-Commerce and Digital Media

    Jul 18 2016
  • SWITCH-Asia Regional Roundtable and Networking Event

    Jun 2 2016
  • British High Commissioner visits Varanasi Weavers Hub

    Jun 28 2016
  • 'Entrepreneurship and Business Development Workshop' in Bajju, Rajasthan

    Jun 28 2016
  • AIACA gets invited by Gocoop to hold a training workshop in Chanderi and Maheshwar

    Jun 28 2016
  • Craftmark Jury 2016 at the Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi

    Jun 22 2016
  • International workshop on 'Transmission and Sustainable Development of Traditional Craftsmanship'

    May 21 2016
  • Craftmark presented 9 Craftmark members from across India at the “World Living Heritage Festival” by Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation Trust and UNESCO from 19th to 23rd March 2016 at the City Palace, Udaipur. The festival was attended by various forei

    Mar 24 2016
  • Ross McEwan, CEO, RBS and Elaine Arden, Chief HR Officer, RBS engage with AIACA's project in Tamil Nadu supported by RBS Foundation India.

    Mar 17 2016
  • State level consultation on ‘Developing Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities for Varanasi Handloom Weavers’ in Varanasi on 15th December 2015

    Dec 16 2015
  • AIACA organized a multi-stakeholder 'Artisan Empowerment Workshop' in Srinagar during 2-3 Nov in partnership with INTACH J&K and EXIM Bank

    Nov 4 2015
  • Craftmark participated in the Festival of Lights exhibition at Dastkar Nature Bazaar during Oct 23 2015 to Nov 2 2015

    Nov 3 2015
  • Seminar on 'Handloom Spaces – Locating Mubarakpur as a paradigm for renewal' on 10th October 2015 at India International Center, Delhi.

    Oct 10 2015
  • AIACA now a member of the Rajasthan Crafts Council

    Oct 15 2015
  • AIACA joins hands with Google to launch ‘Indian Artisans Go Digital’ initiative

    Aug 21 2015
  • Aiaca successfully completed The 'Business Development Programme' with 156 weavers in Varanasi between February-December 2015 at The Varanasi Weavers Hub

    Sep 17 2015
  • AIACA and Industree Crafts Foundation successfully conducted an advanced workshop on business development in Bangalore with members of 6 craft enterprises

    Sep 27 2015
  • Apr 10 2017

    Craftmark Green Consultation, IHC, New Delhi, India

  • Apr 13 2017 to Apr 24 2017

    Summer Weaves at Nature Bazaar, Newdelhi

  • Mar 16 2017 to Mar 18 2017

    Mubarakpur Weaves in Kairi, Aga Khan Hall, New Delhi