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
  • 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. […]

  • Homo Faber Guide

    About the Guide Homo Faber Guide is an online platform dedicated to craftsmanship that allows you to discover artisans and their masterpieces; explore museums, visit galleries and shops selling unique objects; enjoy […]

  • Craft Week Scotland

    Join Craft Scotland this November for Craft Week Scotland, a celebration of Scottish contemporary craft.   Running from Monday 9 – Sunday 15 November 2020, Craft Week Scotland has been developed by Craft Scotland as a nationwide initiative to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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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