What does Amata mean
AMATA (which stands for "Asociación para la Mejora de la Artesanía Tradicional y Actual") or in English, "Association for the Improvement of Traditional and Modern Crafts", is a non profit making association that promotes the arts and crafts produced by craftsmen and women living and working in Spain. Amata is mainly interested in individualartists and craftsmen, with at the most one associate or apprentice.
In general, such a craftsman or artist can't afford to use a commercial representative to sell his or her work in shops or to go to professional fairs. An Amata craftsman works during the week to produce the stuffhe or she needs to sell in the weekend at a craft fair or medieval
market in the street.
What does Amata do
To help these artesans, the association approaches Town Halls and other Authorities and takes the necessary steps so that Craft Fairs
and Medieval Markets can be held that are so well organized that the public, the towns as well as the participating artesans are satisfied
with the event.
Amata was founded in 1998 and registered as a non profit making association in the Registro de Asociaciones de la Generalitat Valenciana in Alicante (official Register of Associations in Alicante town), Section 1ª, Nº 6200 on 5 March 1998.
Its principal aims are to improve the image, the quality and the promotion of arts and craft (see also The aims of Amata).
Registered postal address
Carrer Porxe, 12 dcha.
03728 Alcalalí (Alicante)
Tax identification number