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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

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,...

WCC International workshop series 2021

Following a series of WCC International and British Council virtual seminars on contemporary craft issues held in December 2020, a further series of practical workshops on related themes is running August to September 2021. Devised by Rosy Greenlees, former WCC...

Tuscan Collections MeeTalks

Artex, thanks to the support of ITA – Italian Trade Commission is pleased to present Tuscan Collections MeeTalks, a special project addressed to buyers and retailers from all over the world interested in knowing and communicating with Tuscan handicraft companies....

WCC Europe: Craft and Sustainability Webinar Recording

World Crafts Council Europe hosted a webinar on ‘Craft and Sustainability’ on Thursday 28th April. Open to the public and WCC Europe members, this webinar is part of a series of talks devised by WCC Europe, featuring guest speakers on key topics relating to the craft...

Responsible Fashion Series Skopje, online, 5-6 May 2021

You are invited to join the first online edition of Responsible Fashion Series Skopje, taking place to be 5th-6th May 2021. The international webinar will feature both domestic and foreign guest speakers, each focusing on the ‘values’ of crafts and fashion, with an...

Emporio MIDA 2021

The Future of Crafts Is Now.   Register online for free on Emporio MIDA to access the digital edition of MIDA 2021: meetings and conferences, 4.0 exhibiting projects, insights, guided tours, and performances in workshops.   A special edition, dedicated to all those...

Professional Crafts Conference

Welcome: From Souvenir to Experience Date: Tuesday, 11 and Wednesday, 12 May 2021 Digital version The Professional Crafts Conference is designed to generate a platform for reflection and discussion on crafts, as established by the Strategic Crafts Plan promoted by the...

CRAFTS CODE ‘How to innovate the craft sector’ seminar

Join the CRAFTS CODE partners for their third ITS (Interregional Thematic Seminar) on the 10th and 11th of May, 9.30am-12.30pm GMT+1 each day. This two-day online seminar will include presentations from craft SMEs, organisations and stakeholders in Ireland, Hungary,...

The Cultural Heritage and crafts professions in the digital era

After one year of restrictions, what is the place of digital solutions in the activity of professionals in the crafts and restoration of Cultural Heritage? Mad'in Europe launches an international survey to analyse the role of digital technologies and to better...

Opportunities

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...

Blogs & Crafts Europe 2021: Open Call

under the patronage of World Crafts Council Europe SEPTEMBER 16/17/18/19 2021 Corsini Gardens, Florence   with the support of        thanks to     The contest “BLOGS & CRAFTS Young Artisans and the Web”, started in 2014 during the ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO twentieth...

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.