Who we are and what we do

The World Crafts Council is a non-profit membership organisation set up to promote an international interest in crafts and encourage contact between the craftspeople of different countries.

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Our programmes and resources

Our mission is to elevate awareness and appreciation of crafts as an integral part of societies cultural, social and economic wellbeing. Our vision is a world where craftsmanship is valued at every level of society.

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What's On
  • FRUE PLADS MARKED Crafts & Design Fair

    FRUE PLADS MARKED Crafts & Design Fair 9-10-11 August 2018 Since 1983 #FruePladsMarked Free Entry Welcome to the annual Crafts and Design Fair in Copenhagen  Explore the best of Danish crafts and […]

  • International Heritage Fair

    PRESENTATION OF THE FAIR Created around 25 years ago, the International Cultural Heritage Fair has grown to become not only the oldest but the leading heritage fait in Europe. Since its creation, it […]

  • Tbilisi International Summit of Crafts and Design “EthnoFest 2018”

    Tbilisi 2nd International Summit of Craft & Design “EthnoFest 2018” is the second international gathering of crafts makers, designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, experts and general public in the South Caucasus region. The Summit […]

  • FORM 2018 – Form from Crafts and Industry

    Competition for Tendence 2018, Frankfurt International Fair Following the successful relaunch last year, Tendence will again be presenting itself as the first international novelty event for the second half of the year […]

  • EUNIQUE – Design Design Fair 2018

    EUNIQUE 2018  Trade Fair for Designunikate in Karlsruhe 8th to 10th June 2018  7th June 2018: Vernissage for invited guests The trend to surround, clothe, or adorn ourselves with things that underscore […]

  • Brand Design 2018 Conference and Call for Papers

    What is brand design? Currently there is no formal defined discipline for the study or application of design in Branding or platform for information and application exchange or discourse. None of the […]

  • Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future

    From 14 to 30 September 2018, The Michelangelo Foundation will present an unprecedented showcase of the finest European craftsmanship at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore Island in Venice, Italy. […]

  • Registration Open | Design4Growth Programme

    Registration is now ope for the Design4Growth Programme for Micro and Small Enterprises in the South East Region Design4Growth is a programme to assist micro and small enterprises grow their business through […]

  • WORTH Project Information Session

    You are invited to attend an Information Session taking place in the Farmleigh Gallery as the closing event of the Hi! Fashion Exhibition about the WORTH Partnership Project WORTH Partnership Project supports the creation of […]

  • Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

    The first UK festival dedicated to craft and moving image The third edition of Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival returns to Picturehouse Central during London Craft Week. Produced by the Crafts […]


Opportunities
  • Handmade at Kew 2018 – Call for applications

    We would like to invite you to exhibit at the fourth edition of Handmade at Kew at the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The event will take place from Thursday 4 – […]

  • Ateliers d’Art de France: Révélations 2019

    Révélations casts a new gaze on creation. The biennial places the creator at the heart of the event and invites the world’s fine craft and contemporary creation to engage in dialogue. Initiated […]

  • Handmade Edinburgh 2018

    Friday 10 – Sunday 12 August 2018 (private view 9 August) Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row/Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5LR Website: http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/events/handmade-edinburgh/  We are pleased to invite you to apply for […]

  • Open Call – Linen Lab

    FE McWilliam Gallery seeks proposals from artists, designers and researchers who wish to participate in the Linen Lab project. This year-long programme of innovative creative collaboration and engagement will culminate in a […]

  • EXHIBIT AT COLLECT OPEN 2019

    Description Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is an annual fair presented by the Crafts Council. Collect Open offers a unique opportunity for individual makers and collectives to exhibit alongside […]

  • 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair of Tenerife 2018 – #FTricontinental

    Tenerife hosts the 5th Tricontinental Crafts Fair from October 27 to November 4, 2018, at the Tenerife Fairgrounds. This international fair of biannual character and organized by the Island Council of Tenerife, aims […]

  • Call for Applications for Hosts for ‘Bring Your Own Chair’ Residency

    Open Call for 3 Design/Craft Residency Hosts in the South East of Ireland Led by Workhouse Union and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Closing date: 25 May 2018 Residency Host […]

  • Tbilisi International Summit of Crafts and Design “EthnoFest 2018”

    Tbilisi 2nd International Summit of Craft & Design “EthnoFest 2018” is the second international gathering of crafts makers, designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, experts and general public in the South Caucasus region. The Summit […]

  • The 4th Cordis Prize for Tapestry

    16 March – 27 May 2019 Inverleith House Gallery Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Deadline for submissions 11 January 2019 It is with great pleasure we announce that the fourth Cordis Prize for […]

  • FORM 2018 – Form from Crafts and Industry

    Competition for Tendence 2018, Frankfurt International Fair Following the successful relaunch last year, Tendence will again be presenting itself as the first international novelty event for the second half of the year […]

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Membership of WCC-Europe is open to organisations within Europe which in the opinion of the European Board, best represent the crafts of their countries.

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