Indigenous Artist Cooperatives
Artisan co-operatives can take many shapes, include many different stakeholders, and be any size. But many use the model to reach larger markets as a group and reduce administrative costs.
The Ancestral Rich Treasures of Zuni (ARTZ) Cooperative is the only pueblo artist-owned and operated cooperative in New Mexico. The co-op was founded to ensure artists receive fair value for their work. It is a collective of proud Zuni artisans ranging from carvers, jewellers, metalsmiths, painters, potters, silversmiths, weavers, and woodworkers. Many thanks to Kandis Quam from the ARTZ Cooperative for joining Trista in this month’s Your Way, Together webinar!