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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

What's On
  • Dutch Design Week 2020

    After extensive consultation with the design community, key partners and relevant agencies, Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) has decided to let Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2020 forge ahead, yet a little differently. Dutch […]

  • The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool

    The Michelangelo Foundation has just launched The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool! The tool enables artisans to self-assess according to the eleven criteria for excellence defined by The Master’s Touch book. Based on […]

  • ‘Market for Craft’ Report launched

    Commissioned by Crafts Council UK and partners  The first report to identify and gauge appetite for British craft for over a decade reveals our passion for craft has never been greater – […]

  • MIDA 2020 New Dates

    December 16 – 20, 2020  THE 84TH INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS FAIR RETURNS TO THE FORTEZZA DA BASSO IN FLORENCE MIDA, the Florence International Crafts Fair, welcomes every year in the spaces of the Fortezza […]

  • WCC Europe COVID-19 Update

    In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we want to send a message of support to all our members, makers and craftspeople. These are worrying times for all of us, and particularly […]

  • Old stories, new narratives: An international symposium

    Applied Arts Scotland are delighted to be hosting a one-day international Symposium on 2 July 2020 that seeks to celebrate the diversity of craft practice and the positive value of sharing knowledge […]

  • LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020 – Finalists Announced

    The LOEWE FOUNDATION is pleased to reveal the names of the 30 shortlisted artists for the 2020 edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. Each finalist’s work will be exhibited at the […]

  • Collect 2020

    For sixteen years Collect has established itself as the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects, which are increasingly sought-after in galleries and auction rooms. With 40 galleries descending upon London – including representation for a record […]

  • Showcase opens in Dublin’s RDS for 44th year

    The 44th annual Showcase event officially launched on the 19th January 2020 at Dublin’s RDS welcoming buyers from 26 countries worldwide keen to engage with over 400 brands exhibiting at the show […]


Opportunities
  • Open Call for the V Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewellery Curated Exhibition

    After four consecutive exhibitions, the goal of the V Muestra de Orfebrería y Joyería Contemporáneas remains to be the international diffusion and promotion of contemporary goldsmithing and jewelry design in order to […]

  • Call for entries: Dutch Design Week 2020

    Applications are now open for Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2020! DDW 2020 will be a combination of a live and online festival, with the focus on relevant matchmaking for the designers. From […]

  • Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust open for applications

    The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust are delighted to announce that they will be accepting new applications for funding between 14 July and 24 August 2020. Talented and aspiring candidates can apply for […]

  • The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool

    The Michelangelo Foundation has just launched The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool! The tool enables artisans to self-assess according to the eleven criteria for excellence defined by The Master’s Touch book. Based on […]

  • Ceramic Art Andenne 2021

    Ceramic Art Andenne 2021 – International exhibitions The Cultural Center of Andenne (Belgium) will be hosting Ceramic Art Andenne 2021 (CAA2021). Established in 1988, Ceramic Art Andenne has become internationally renowned as […]

  • Résonance[s] Fine Crafts Fair 2020

    With audacity and elegance, Résonance[s] reveals the contemporary face of fine crafts in Europe and shakes up the codes of artistic creation. Résonance[s] is exclusively devoted to the sale of fine crafts, […]

  • Open Call: JOYA 2020

    JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is the main art jewellery and art objects event in Spain. Gathering a great number of independent artists as well as related organizations, schools and other […]

  • Crafting Europe: iAtelier Open Call

    iAtelier: Technology & Innovative Practice OPEN CALL: Funded Opportunity for Designers and Craftspeople World Crafts Council Europe is excited to announce that as part of an International partnership project, funded by Creative Europe, […]

  • CRAFT | Top Drawer A/W20 Edition Call for entries

    Call for entries – Deadline 1st May 2020 The 12th edition Craft at Top Drawer, the UK’s leading lifestyle trade show, introduces leading designer-makers to professional retailers, galleries and museums as they […]

  • NDCG Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2021-23

    National Design & Craft Gallery invite innovative, ambitious and engaging exhibition proposals from professional curators, practitioners, galleries, partners and museums. Established by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland in 2000, National Design […]

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.

Apply for membership