Awards and Distinction

ArteSol has received various awards and distinctions relating to social technology, among which we can highlight:

  •  Accreditation to provide advisory services to the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, since 2010.
  •  Certification by the International Fair Trade Association, since 2006.
  •  Cultural Network Link (Pontão de Cultura) of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, since 2008.
  •  Member of the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network – ICCN, since 2012.


Among the projects developed with the partnership of ArteSol, we can highlight:

  •  Mamulengo Project, World Bank’s Award for Innovative Social Enterprises in 2002
  • Esperança, the Agreste Doll Project, Banco do Brasil Foundation’s Social Technology Award in 2005
  • Eleven associations supported by ArteSol received the SEBRAE Top 100 award in 2009.


By Antonio A. Arantes | Member of the Board of Directors of ArteSol – Artesanato Solidário, Brazil
Translation by David Rodgers

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