Calling ALL Micronesian Artisans
PATA Micronesia has partnered with Guampedia.com to support cultural producers and help promote regional heritage tourism. The program objective is to help provide Micronesia’s cultural producers access to the online marketplace through Guampedia’s Gift Shop. This collaboration will work towards developing the gift shop as a gateway to products made in Micronesia that are culturally and/or historically relevant.
Growing the Micronesia brand is about celebrating our region's unique sense of place by highlighting our enduring cultural heritage and history. Cultural development includes the promotion of cultural goods and services that represent or symbolize cultural expressions. Building capacities of our cultural industries can also contribute to sustainable development. Cultural producers are invited to feature their products in Guampedia’s online gift shop.
A fundraising arm for the non-profit organization, Guampedia’s online gift shop has been operating since 2010. The free educational website receives about 28,000 unique visits per month. Guampedia promotes the gift shop through its social media platforms with about 5,600 followers and monthly E-Newsletter with more than 800 subscribers to date. For more information on this regional social enterprise program, please email [email protected].