Established by R2R, the Artisan Academy is a mobile training and capacity building program that enables communities of different livelihoods to undergo values formation and learn financial literacy, business skills, product development and innovation, marketing, and other life and livelihood modules.
WE START FROM WHERE THE COMMUNITIES / PARTNERS ARE
We start by understanding the communities and partners we train and craft modules and training tools that are appropriate, effective, creative, and relevant.
WE KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
We don’t like big words that may sound impressive but only succeed in being oppressive. We believe that when we communicate, our goal is to understand and be understood, not to look smart.
WE ASK, TALK, TEACH, SHOW, AND COLLABORATE
Our modules are created with intention and consideration to the context, community, and culture of our trainees.
Artisan Academy offers the following trainings:
For Social Enterprises, NGOs, and other organizations who want to engage their communities in livelihood
- Values Formation for Community Livelihood
- Introduction to Community Livelihood Development
- Linking Communities to Markets
- Working with Community Livelihood Groups
- Creative Storytelling and Advocacy Marketing
- Measuring Impact
- Effective Module Development
For Community Artisans / Community Entrepreneurs
Community Based Business Development
Basic Business Finance
Costing and Pricing
Product Development and Innovation
VALUES FORMATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD
Methodologies to create values formation modules and practices in the communities, led by communities
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Best practices on how to engage with communities when it comes to livelihood, including skills and materials inventory planning
LINKING COMMUNITIES TO MARKETS
The different methods on how to reach the market depending on the role that your organization would like to take
WORKING WITH COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD GROUPS
Expectations, myths, and realities
Not your usual impact measurement
EFFECTIVE MODULE DEVELOPMENT
Learn how to develop modules for your communities that are effective, relevant, and long-lasting