Frequently Asked Questions
What is the registration deadline?
June 7th, 2021 at 12:00AM Eastern Standard Time. You must complete your payment before the course registration closes to join the course.
What if I cant attend all of the workshop days?
We understand you can't always attend for the entire time! This is why you will have exclusive access to all of the recorded videos for 6 months following the program, and you can re-watch unlimited number of times.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! Starting now, the first 10 people to register for their eMRP ticket with the coupon code CANVASHOMESCHOLARSHIP2021 will receive a $100 scholarship from the amazing people at Canvas Home to be put towards their registration. Scholarships are first come, first served, so register now to secure your $100 scholarship. Your scholarship code cannot be combined with any other discount.
Creative Learning is also offering 5 full scholarships worth $740 each by application only. To apply, complete the application form here.
Can I get a discount?
Yes, we do offer group discounts for two or more people. See Pricing above to purchase more than one ticket, or contact us at [email protected] to book more than 3 tickets.
Can I pay by wire transfer?
Yes, you can pay by wire. To get our banking information, contact us at r[email protected]. Payment in full must be received before registration closes on June 7, 2021.
How long will I have access to the videos?
You will have exclusive access to all of the recorded videos for 6 months after the program ends, and you can re-watch unlimited number of times.
Can I attend if I'm not in the US?
Yes! Most of our eMRP alumni come from around the world. We know that your timezone might not be ideal for you, which is why we offer exclusive recorded video access for 6 months after the program ends.
Here's a quote from one of our 2018 Alumni from India, "After the MRP, we gained confidence in how our products stand in the market outside India. Since then, we have done two trade shows- in London and In Germany. We now stock at four stores across London and one in Germany with the market gradually opening up to us!"
— Vasanthi Veluri, MRP Alumni 2018, India
Can I attend if I am the US?
Yes! We have some amazing alumni who are based in the US looking for best practices in artisan sourcing, understanding how to start a global artisan brand, or to connect with global artisan partners.
Can I attend if I am just an individual and don't have a business?
Yes! The eMRP is designed to give you a big picture view of the global artisan sector and exactly what it takes to be successful. If you're a student, NGO, international development professional, or just a passionate person interested in getting involved in the global artisan sector, the eMRP will connect you to a network and give you great insight into the tools an artisan business needs to go global.
Just take it from one of our alumni, "The Market Readiness Program is singlehandedly the best program I could have invested in to further my career in the artisan industry. The wealth of knowledge that I gained, the invaluable connections that I met, and the experiences I made are all what has gotten me to where I am today. I will forever be thankful for Aid to Artisans!"
— Madison Pease, MRP Alumni 2018, USA
Can I sell my products at the eMRP?
No. This is a training and networking event, and not a sales opportunity. You WILL however, have a chance to network with other artisan businesses, including artisan producers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, and US based artisan importers.
How will the small group coaching sessions work?
We will match you with a group of 6-8 people at a similar level of experience and one of our ATA expert Mentors. Each day of the eMRP you'll have an hour group coaching call from 12:50-1:50pm EST in a Zoom breakout room, where you'll have a chance to discuss your challenges and get feedback from your mentor and the group.
Is the homework optional?
Yes. The homework is designed to help you take what you'll learn and apply it to your work, so we strongly encourage you to plan some time each day after the live workshop to work on the exercises.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes! After you attend the eMRP, or once you watch all of the videos (if you are unable to attend some of the live training), you will get an eMarket Readiness Program Certificate of Completion and join our amazing network of Alumni!