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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.

Our members and networks

Membership of WCC-Europe is open to organisations within Europe that have a mandate to advocate for and develop craft. There are four membership types; National, Regional, Professional and Affiliate.

What’s On

WCCE annual conference: recording and presentations

WCC Europe organized the first annual conference in the framework of the "Crafting the Future" project. This year the focus was on the necessary skills for the next generation of craftspeople. "Crafting the Future - Skills for the next generation of craftspeople",...

Report on the first edition of the New European Bauhaus festival, June 9-12

On June 9-12, we could enjoy the long-awaited debut of the New European Bauhaus Festival. The event marked the result of year-long coordinated work of a huge number of professionals from all corners of the world. The festival consisted of three parts, including the...

WCC Europe is looking for staff members

To be able to respond to the new challenges WCCE needs to hire external consultants. We are currently looking for a WCCE Coordinator and a WCCE Administrator. Please find all the details by clicking here: WCCE Coordinator THE CALL IS CLOSED WCCE Administrator COMPLETE...

European Prize for Applied Arts 21 goes to Barcelona till September

WCC Europe is very exited to announce that the European Prize for Applied Arts promoted and organized by BeCraft flies towards the Consorci de Comerç, Artesania i Moda de Catalunya in Barcelona!   Among the best of european works gathered in one place! A selection of...

WCCE annual conference: skills for the craftspeople of tomorrow

WCC Europe invites everybody to join the first annual conference organized in the framework of the "Crafting the Future" project. This year the focus will be on the necessary skills for the next generation of craftspeople. "Crafting the Future - Skills for the next...

Festival of Ceramics: BUONGIORNO CERAMICA! 21 – 22 MAY 2022

BUONGIORNO CERAMICA !  GOOD MORNING CERAMICS !  21 - 22 MAY 2022 “Buongiorno Ceramica !” returns, in its eighth edition, on 21 and 22 May 2022, and this time, as in previous years, it will also take place across Europe as Good Morning Ceramics !  Founded in 2015 as a...

International Festival of Glass UK: 26-29 August 2022

Four days showcasing the dynamic world of glassmaking by the world’s greatest glass artists with high-quality exhibitions, international masterclasses, artist demonstrations and presentations, including the flagship British Glass Biennale exhibition. This year the...

OPEN CALL: Handmade in Britain

Join Handmade in Britain this summer at Waterperry Gardens. Handmade in Britain continues to connect craftspeople with buying audience, whether in-person or through virtual events and online marketplace, and this summer they have a wonderful opportunity for...

WCC Europe for Ukraine: how to help craftspeople

In this article WCC Europe is collecting and sharing any useful initiative that aims to help Ukrainian people, Ukraine craftspeople, and Ukraine crafts sector too. The list of actions will be updated and implemented day by day with new steps that will be taken to help...

Garland Magazine presents the new March issue #26: Objecthood

March issue #26 Objecthood 22 March 2022 - LAUNCH OF THE ISSUE #26 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Garland continues its second journey along pathways that connect the hierarchies defining our world. In this issue, they share stories that rediscover the value of the object in...

Opportunities

Global Eco Artisan Awards 2022

The Global Eco Artisan Awards is an international platform which recognizes artistic excellence, visualizes endangered crafts, and glorifies eco-friendly cultural practices of the artisans in the world. Generating solidarity across craft communities and empowering the...

Open call for the VII Contemporary Goldsmith Show in Spain

The VII Contemporary Goldsmith Show, organized by the Association of Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry (AdOC) and the Spanish National Museum of Decorative Arts, will be held from January 27th to March 12th, 2023, at the same time as ARCO the well-known...

WCC Europe is looking for staff members

To be able to respond to the new challenges WCCE needs to hire external consultants. We are currently looking for a WCCE Coordinator and a WCCE Administrator. Please find all the details by clicking here: WCCE Coordinator THE CALL IS CLOSED WCCE Administrator COMPLETE...

Révèlations 2022

International Biennial of Crafts and Creation Held every two years, Révélations is the not-to-be-missed event that celebrates French and international creation. Conceived and created by Ateliers d'Art de France, a professional organisation representing the 281 French...

Homo Faber Summer School 2022

Michelangelo Foundation presents the Summer School 2022 programme, for young craftspeople. Summer School Programme funds selected young artisans and designers to take part in intensive short courses staged by members of MIchelangelo Foundation's network around Europe....

OPEN CALL: Blogs&Crafts Europe 2022 for young artisan

Under the patronage of World Crafts Council Europe a new edition of Blogs&Crafts Europe will take place in. September 16/17/18, 2022, Corsini Garden, Florence, Italy. A special jury will select a minimum of 10 under 35 years old artisans, inviting them to...

STAND APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN FOR BCTF – HARROGATE, 10-12 APRIL 2022

With two months to go until we open our doors to over 3,000 dedicated retail buyers looking for unique, British handmade crafts to stock their independent boutiques, gift shops, department stores, heritage shops, garden centres, online stores and more. BCTF commitment...

OPEN CALL for WCC Europe Members: 4rd International Crafts Film Show in Barcelona

On the 22nd of October 2022, the 4th International Crafts Film Show organised by CCAM will take place in the Design Museum of Barcelona. The show will be presented at a gala in Barcelona and a subsequent screening will take place at FILMIN, a Spanish film platform. 12...

OPEN CALL – 44th Handicraft Fairs 23 Jul/7 Aug in Portugal

The next edition of the Portuguese National Handicraft Fair (PNHF), which will take place from July 23rd to August 7th, is dedicated to young artisans, accordingly with the 2022 European Year of Youth as it is proclaimed by the European Union, and aims to give them a...

OPEN CALL: JAD – Le Jardin des metiers d’Arte e du Desing

New opportunity for residencies dedicated to craft and design in Sèvres, temple of French porcelain in the western suburb of Paris.  Thanks to the action of the Department of Hauts-de-Seine, this new creative structure takes place in the buildings of the former...

Do you represent or advocate for craft?

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.