April 6, 2024
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Empowering Mayan Artisans: Quintana Roo’s first artisanal corridor in Tulum

The governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama Espinosa, was successful in materializing the project of the first Artisanal Corridor in Tulum during the initial months of her term. The corridor provides spaces for artisans to promote, produce, and sell their products, which recognizes and encourages the work of the indigenous Mayan peoples.

The Secretary of Economic Development (SEDE), Karla Almanza López, explained that the first Artisanal Corridor project in Tulum will have an investment of 400,000 pesos, benefitting 24 artisanal individuals, and was achieved through an agreement with the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts (FONART).

The comprehensive intervention project includes training, production, and service actions, as well as the creation of exhibition and sales spaces for artisanal works, workshop signage, and promotional materials necessary for their insertion in the market for tourist promotion.

Empowering Mayan Artisans: Quintana Roo's first artisanal corridor in Tulum

As part of the New Agreement for the Wellbeing and Development of Quintana Roo, promoted by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa, they are working on positioning artisanal works so that they can be showcased globally.

The corridor will comprise the construction of four workshops in the communities of Manuel Antonio Ay, Francisco Uh May, and Macario Gómez, Tulum. One of the requirements is that groups must be located in tourist destinations, magical towns, or federative entities with high artisanal density, conducive to offering artisanal works to national and international tourists.

With this resource, they will also carry out the promotion of tourist attractions, sensitivity and socialization workshops, diagnostic assessments of investment needs in infrastructure, equipment, and training, as well as partnerships with associations for tourist strengthening.

Through this project, Tulum’s artisans will have an adequate space for promoting and selling their products, enabling them to achieve better incomes and greater wellbeing.

The Significance of the Artisanal Corridor

Empowering Mayan Artisans: Quintana Roo's first artisanal corridor in Tulum

The Artisanal Corridor in Tulum is a project of utmost importance for the economic development of Quintana Roo. The state is home to various indigenous groups, including the Mayan people, who have a long history of handicraft production.

The Corridor provides a platform for these artisans to showcase their unique crafts and skills to the world. It is also an opportunity for the tourists to discover and purchase the traditional and authentic handicrafts of Quintana Roo.

The Role of SEDE in the Project

Empowering Mayan Artisans: Quintana Roo's first artisanal corridor in Tulum

The Secretary of Economic Development (SEDE) plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of the Artisanal Corridor project. The SEDE is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and monitoring of economic development programs in the state.

In the case of the Artisanal Corridor project, SEDE worked closely with the National Fund for the Promotion of Handicrafts (FONART) to secure the necessary funding for the project. The SEDE also oversaw the comprehensive intervention project, which included training, production, and service actions.

The Benefits of the Artisanal Corridor

Empowering Mayan Artisans: Quintana Roo's first artisanal corridor in Tulum

The Artisanal Corridor in Tulum provides various benefits to the indigenous artisans and the state’s economy. The Corridor offers a platform for artisans to showcase their skills and crafts, enabling them to gain recognition and appreciation for their work.

Moreover, the Corridor is an opportunity for the artisans to increase their incomes and achieve greater economic wellbeing. It is also an opportunity for the tourists to discover and purchase unique and authentic handicrafts.

The Artisanal Corridor in Tulum is an essential project for the economic development of Quintana Roo. It provides a platform for indigenous artisans to showcase their skills and crafts to the world and an opportunity for tourists to discover and purchase unique and authentic handicrafts.

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