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

Opportunities
  • 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 […]

  • Open Call for 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

    The 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale: Seeking the Passionate Spirits! Established in 2004, the organization of “Taiwan Ceramics Biennale” has adopted an innovative and unparalleled model in 2008 – every 4 years a session with exhibition curating competition and […]

  • 2019 Cheongju International Craft Competition

    Calling craft artists from all corners of the globe, Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 aims to source, showcase and support outstanding work in the field.  The event is part of the internationally […]

  • Applications open for International Craft Pavilion

    Applications are now open for the new International Craft Pavilion at the London Design Fair 2019. The home for high-end craft during the London Design Festival this September. The International Craft Pavilion invites […]

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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