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Clare Smith Explains Aid To Artisans Mission

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  • Date Added : 2/2/2010
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Clare Smith

  • President Emerita, Aid To Artisans (ATA)
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1929 (Age: 91 years old)
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Biography

Clare Brett Smith is President Emerita of Aid To Artisans. Aid to Artisans (ATA) is a non-profit organization based in Hartford, Connecticut whose mission is to offer "practical assistance to artisan groups worldwide, working in partnerships to foster artistic traditions, cultural vitality, improved livelihoods and community well-being." ATA works with artisans in every region of the world through its product and market development programs, business skills training and Small Grants Program.

Smith served as President of ATA from 1986-2005. Prior to that, Smith owned and managed Primitive Artisan, a well-known import company specializing in handicrafts of developing nations. The company was sold in 1982.

Clare Brett Smith graduated from Smith College, where her major field was history and where she was Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper.

I kind of resisted mission statements and all those things because I never read one that was really appealing in a literary way. I tried to get a poet to do it once because I thought this would be better, but hers wasn't very good either. So, there never was a coherent planned message until later ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 16 Clare Smith Shares Professional Journey - Part One
  • Clare Smith - Interview - Aid To Artisans (ATA)
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Video 2 of 16 Clare Smith Shares Professional Journey - Part Two
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Video 3 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses How Aid To Artisans Works
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Video 4 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Entrepreneurship In Aid To Artisans
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Video 5 of 16 Clare Smith Explains Importance of Networking
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Video 6 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Challenges Of Working With Teams
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Video 7 of 16 Clare Smith Explains Her Leadership Style
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Video 8 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Aid To Artisans Fundraising
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Video 9 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses How Technology Has Changed Aid To Artisans
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Video 10 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Surprises In Entrepreneurship
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Video 11 of 16 Clare Smith Explains Aid To Artisans Mission
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Video 12 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Importance Of Family
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Video 13 of 16 Clare Smith Looks Back On Decision To Start Business
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Video 14 of 16 Clare Smith Explains Meaning Of Social Entrepreneurship
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Video 15 of 16 Clare Smith Discusses Challenges of Charity and Advantages of a Business Model
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Video 16 of 16 Clare Smith Explains Importance of Crafts
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