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 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.

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What's On

  • Call for CERCO 2019 International Contemporary Ceramic Contest

    Since 2013, the CERCO International Contemporary Ceramic Contest has been held every two years, which allows numerous authors from all over the world to present their works to participate in the selection of two second prizes and […]

  • Apply now: The First International Handicrafters Festival Kokand 2019

    The First International Handicrafters Festival will take place in the city Kokand, Fergana Region, Uzbekistan, on September 10-15th 2019 year. By participating in this festival you can demonstrate and sell your products, […]

  • WORTH Project Third Open Call – Deadline 31st October

    WORTH aims to create cross-border and cross-discipline collaborations between designers, crafters, SME manufacturers, tech-firms and start-ups across EU-28 and COSME countries, to develop unique and highend products in the following sectors: fashion […]

  • Michelangelo Foundation Summer School

    An educational initiative developed in partnership with our network, our Summer School Programme funds selected young artisans and designers to take part in intensive short courses staged by members of our network […]

  • Re-FREAM: Open call for artists and designers

    Re-FREAM is EU-funded project and an invitation to artists and designers to re-think the future of fashion with state-of-the-art production technologies. Latest manufacturing technologies are currently changing not only the fashion itself, but also the […]

  • JOYA BARCELONA Open Call 2019

    JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 10th, 11th, 12th, 2019 Disseny HUB Barcelona.   Take part in JOYA 2019. Submissions due April 30th 2019. Apply here  

  • DCCoI Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary 2019

    Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre is now offering a residency opportunity for a practitioner in any design and craft form currently based in […]

  • European Artistic Craft Days 2019 Call for Programmes

    The European Artistic Craft Days, a unique event in the world for a better recognition of the craft sector. Taking place from April 1st to 7th, 2019!  What? Promote the imprint of the crafts […]

  • Open Call | Joya: AiR Spring Residencies, Andalucía, Spain

    Application deadline: 17 March. Joya: AiR is a not for profit arts residency developed by artists for artists of every conceivable discipline. Consider Joya: AiR not only a unique, stimulating and contemplative […]

  • Call For Proposals 2019 — Erasmus+ Programme

    Call For Proposals 2019 — Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2 (KA2) Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth TITLE: T.R.EN.D.Y. (Textile […]

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.

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