A network of creative craft cities worldwide has been recently launched by the World Crafts Council (WCC) in the framework of the creative economy and in response to the growing awareness of the contribution of local authorities, craftspeople and communities to cultural, economic and social development.
The WCC network will also bring a complementary contribution to the UNESCO Creative Cities programme and foster interaction between crafts and other creative industries.
Interested cities are invited to submit their candidatures to the WCC International Secretariat with the relevant documentary evidence listed in the enclosed “Guidelines”
The applications will be considered by an independent panel of craft specialists before the final decision by the WCC Board. Information on the selected creative craft cities will be posted on the WCC website and the regional websites.
Applications will be accepted once per year. The application must be e-mailed to WCC at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on the due date. The time period will be from January 1 to March 30.