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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.

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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
  • FIRENZE CREATIVA SHOP

    From the Community of Firenze Creativa in 2019 to Firenze Creativa Shop now: a new marketplace devoted to Florentine craft is born and the pilot phase is launched to create an alternative […]

  • BRING ME ART! 

    The doors of cultural venues are closed… We miss art, artists, encounters, exchanges, true and sensory experiences. Do you want curiosity, discovery, need to escape? BRING ME ART! Turn your traditional purchases […]

  • Cultural and Sustainable Tourism Webinar

    The first of a series of webinars addressed to sustainable cultural tourism, organized by the European Route of Ceramics, a Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe. When? 30 November 2020, 3PM CET What […]

  • WCC International and British Council Craft Seminar Series 2020

    To coincide with its quadrennial General Assembly on 9 December 2020 and to celebrate the Crafts Cities Network initiative, WCC International, with support from the British Council, is holding a series of […]

  • Crafts Council NL Visiting the Master: Monica Moisin

    Monica Moisin is a cultural intellectual property and fashion lawyer and cultural sustainability consultant. As the founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative™ and co-founder of WhyWeCraft, Monica has been exploring law, cultural […]

  • Crafts NOW

    Crafts NOW.A day of reflection on craftsmanship and innovation.18 November, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online format. The link for free inscriptions: http://ccam.gencat.cat/ca/serveis/Inscripcions/crafts-now-2020/ The philosophy Crafts NOW was born from the need […]

  • Mad’in Europe: First online European Christmas Market

    The magic of Christmas in a renovated virtual environment. The Mad’in Europe Christmas Market is your chance to purchase the finest artefacts coming from all across Europe! Most of Christmas fairs have […]

  • WCC Europe: ‘Craft and Tourism’ Conference

    We are delighted to invite you to attend our next WCC Europe Virtual Meeting on ‘Craft and Tourism’. The webinar will feature guest speakers who will each focus on the topic ‘Craft […]

  • Craft Week of Catalonia 2020 – Virtual edition

    Artesania Catalunya, as part of the Consortium of Trade, Crafts and Fashion of Catalonia (CCAM), has one again this year been entrusted with promoting Catalan Crafts Week, which will be held from 19 […]

  • EOI-Fundesarte presents Crafts & Music at the II Edition of the International Craft Film Festival

    EOI-Fundesarte participates in the first virtual edition of the Catalan Crafts Week, organized by the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts and Fashion of Catalonia (CCAM), which will take place from October 19 to 25. […]


Opportunities
  • Milano Jewelry Week 2021

    3/6 June 2021 The Milanese week entirely dedicated to the jewelry world. It is the epicenter of a qualified “jewelry network” in pure Milanese style: real, glamorous, fast, pleasant, efficient and effective. […]

  • Selvedge World Fair 2021: Call for Exhibitors

    CALL FOR EXHIBITORS  Are you an artisan, designer, company, NGO, co-operative or a not-for-profit organisation working with handmade textiles? If the answer is yes, we invite you to apply for Selvedge World […]

  • 2021 Cordis Prize for Tapestry

    The worlds biggest award for tapestry. Rewarding ambition in contemporary weaving Closing date: 8 Mar 2021 The Cordis Prize, the world’s largest award for tapestry, is set to return for it’s fifth […]

  • Apply for KORU7 exhibition

    OPEN CALL FOR EXHIBITION The Finnish Jewellery Art Association hereby announces the open call for the juried exhibition at the seventh international jewellery triennial KORU7. The exhibition is aimed at all professional artists or artist […]

  • Open Call: Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021

    The Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021 is an international, open-submission triennial competition that showcases the outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world. It is held at the Toyama Glass Art […]

  • WCC Europe: ‘Craft and Tourism’ Conference

    We are delighted to invite you to attend our next WCC Europe Virtual Meeting on ‘Craft and Tourism’. The webinar will feature guest speakers who will each focus on the topic ‘Craft […]

  • Call for exhibitors Selvedge World Fair

    THE EVENT The Selvedge World Fair, a celebration of cloth culture and creativity. What’s special about this event?  Nurturing the designers and makers who inspire us is crucial to the Selvedge ethos […]

  • Open Call: Study on the Economic Impact of the Craft Sector in Europe

    Within the World Crafts Council Europe, WCCE, (European branch of the World Crafts Council) it has been noted through surveys carried out on all WCCE members that concrete and official statistics on […]

  • Open Call: European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    The European Prize for Applied Arts aims to reward the best creations of contemporary expression in applied arts and artisanal design REGISTRATION www.becraftcall.org DEADLINE 29.01.2021 Read RegulationRules Initiated in 2009, in partnership […]

  • Open call for the Spanish National Craft Awards 2020

    The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, through the School of Industrial Organization (EOI) and its craft promotion department, Fundesarte, announces the XIII edition of the National Crafts Awards, the purpose […]

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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