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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

The Vessel: a new online magazine by Norwegian Crafts

Norwegian Crafts launched on the 5th of November a new online magazine: The Vessel.   Since the founding of NC in 2012 they've been running several projects within theory development, including a book series called Documents on Contemporary Crafts and an online...

4th CRAFTS CODE ITS: Access to Finance for the Crafts Sector

Join the CRAFTS CODE partners for their fourth ITS (Interregional Thematic Seminar) on the 18th and 19th of November. This two-day seminar will take place physically in Madrid, Spain and online. The event will include presentations from craft SMEs, organisations and...

Seminar in Spain “Towards a NEW PARADIGM of the HISTORY of ART, DESIGN and CRAFTS”

The Escola Massana in collaboration with the Barcelona Design Museum has organized a day of reflection and proposals towards a new paradigm in the history of art, design, and crafts. This event will try to review the state of objects, images, and spaces in an...

Discover “Formkraft” an archive and contemporary online journal curated by the Danish Crafts & Design Association

The Danish Crafts & Design Association presents Formkraft – archive and contemporary online journal.  Thanks to financial support from private and public foundations, Danish Crafts & Design Association has digitized journals from 1948 – 2009 including Biennale...

Open call for the XV International Biennial of Ceramics of Manises 2022

The City of Manises announces the XV International Biennial of Ceramics of Manises with the aim of promoting creation and innovation in the fields of artistic and design ceramics, and to promote the name of Manises as a ceramic town. The open call includes two...

Call to host “Vision of Catalonia” Exhibition around the world

Image courtesy: Victoria Rabal "Escuma" Contemporary Craft Biennial Visions of Catalonia is an event promoted by the Consortium of Commerce Crafts and Fashion (CCAM) in collaboration with the Catalonia Association of Art Galleries (GAC). The aim is to spread new...

Viv(r)e la matière: the new exhibition of De Mains De Maitres Luxembourg | 20-28 novembre 2021

The new edition of De Mains De Maitres Luxembourg  Viv(r)e la matière will run from 20th to 28th of November. From ceramics to glass, through textile sculpture, concrete and cardboard work, woodwork, haute couture, engraving... nearly 70 of them living and/or working...

Craft Week Scotland 2021: a week long festival to celebrate Scottish craft

Credits on the image: Basketmaker and willow weaver Anna Liebmann prepares for her open studio and workshop event at Eastfield, Edinburgh on Friday 29 October as part of Craft Week Scotland which runs from 25 to 31 October Craft Week Scotland returns for its second...

Meet the Partnership Project WORTH II

After the success of the WORTH Partnership Project, the European Commission has launched a second edition of the project which will run from 2021 to 2025. In WORTH II, 200 new partnership projects will receive support with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of...

3rd International Festival of Craft Documentaries

The International Festival of Craft Documentaries returns from 3 to 12 October on Filmin in a new edition that showcases the creative diversity in the world of craft The 3rd International Festival of Craft Documentaries, which is promoted by Artesania de Catalunya,...

Opportunities

Open call for the XV International Biennial of Ceramics of Manises 2022

The City of Manises announces the XV International Biennial of Ceramics of Manises with the aim of promoting creation and innovation in the fields of artistic and design ceramics, and to promote the name of Manises as a ceramic town. The open call includes two...

The Great British Craft Fair

The Great British Craft Fair will bring the best of British handmade to shoppers this Christmas  From the organiser of the British Craft Trade Fair - leading the market for British crafts since 1976 The owner of British Craft Trade Fair, Kerrison Exhibitions, is...

Open Call: VI CONTEMPORARY GOLDSMITHING EXHIBITION

Contemporary Goldsmith and Jewelery Designers Association   VI OPEN CALL SAMPLE VI SAMPLE BASES   The Association of Contemporary Goldsmith and Jewelery Designers aims to incorporate the ideals of composition, creativity, sensitivity and intellectual stimulation...

Open call: The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design,...

Call for nomination to the UNESCO Prize for the Creative Economy

Call for nomination to the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy Deadline: 21 July 2021 (midnight Paris time, UTC+2) In celebration of the 2021 UN International Year of Creative Economy, UNESCO is pleased to...

Open Call: 5th International Craft Awards 2021

Craft Village is inviting entries from Craftspersons, Artisans, Institutions, Organisations, and Governments from the world over for the 5th International Craft Awards 2021.   The last edition of International Craft Awards received more than 150 entries from almost 25...

Open call: Roma Jewelry Week

The first edition of Roma Jewelry Week opens officially. The event aims to enhance the contemporary jewel, artist’s jewel and the historical goldsmiths to offer the public a high cultural value that exalts the great cultural heritage of the city, connecting the most...

XVII International Contemporary Ceramics Award

Applications are open to the 17th CERCO International Award until June 10, 2021.  CERCO International Prize supports and promotes the contemporary creation of  ceramics since 2001. The contest is positioned as one of the prizes with more  experience and allows to make...

Distributed Design Platform Launches Open Call for 2021 Awards 

Honouring Innovations in Sustainability and Social Responsibility for the Fourth Edition  Distributed Design Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, serves to re-think local manufacturing, with the advancements of digital tech and...

LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award

A new programme benefitting seven artists with two years of support through rent–free studio space, professional development opportunities and a bursary.  The award has been developed in direct response to the urgent need for affordable and secure workspace for...

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.