Grand National Award of Popular Art

44th Edition of the Contest

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The Culture Secretariat, the National Trust for the Encouragement of Crafts (Fonart); and Citibanamex, Social Commitment, through Banamex Cultural Encouragement, with the support of the National Trust for Culture and the Arts (Fonca) and Los Pinos Cultural Complex, call to the 44th edition of the 2019 Grand National Award of Popular Art.

Its objective is to stimulate the female and male artisans of the country to keep crafting pieces whose creation stands out for its cultural, artistic, and aesthetic contribution; to acknowledge the creators in their mastery in the use of artisanal technique and knowledge, the good use of the materials, according to the sustainable use of the natural resources of their environment, where the biocultural heritage is protected and preserved; for the strengthening, promotion, and spreading of the popular arts as material and intangible cultural heritage of Mexico.

In it may participate Mexican female and male artisans of legal age who dedicate to the crafting of pieces with traditional techniques, materials, and designs, as well as new approaches to design based in the cultural tradition.

The categories to participate are:

  • Textiles (backstrap or pedal loom)
  • Embroidered cotton
  • Frayed cotton
  • Wool in pedal loom
  • Cotton and wool sash
  • Shawl
  • Wool and cotton embroidery
  • Embroidered textile (in fabric woven in backstrap loom or in industrial fabric)
  • Traditional clothes

Center for the registry of works:

Hidalgo 239
Col. Centro, C.P. 62000
Cuernavaca, Morelos
Tel. (777) 329 2200 ext. 105/ 106


July 16 to October 04 2019
From Monday to Friday , 08:30 - 16:00 hrs.


Secretariat of Culture of the State of Morelos   Ver más información del recinto

Hidalgo 239 Col. Cuernavaca Centro, C.P. 62000, Cuernavaca, Morelos   Cómo llegar