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
  • 3rd International Craft Awards (ICA) 2019

    OVERVIEW This year, ICA 2019 celebrates – “World Culture & Crafts” – through meaningful inclusion of Crafts, which, besides aesthetics, also possess functional value. Each craft brings on board an innovative perspective […]

  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2020 | Submissions now open

    The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship. The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognize uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision […]

  • Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition

    After three consecutive exhibitions, the goal of the IV Muestra de Orfebrería y Joyería Contemporáneas´ remains to be the international diffusion and promotion of contemporary goldsmithing and jewelry design in order to […]

  • Open Call: International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades Munich 

    International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades Munich  11th to 15th March 2020 Special show TALENTE 2020 Closing date for applications: 8th October 2019 Call for applications Young artists working in the […]

  • FIFMA Call for Films 2020

    HAVE YOU PRODUCED A FILM IN CONNECTION WITH FINE CRAFTS? UP TO THE 4TH OF OCTOBER 2019 YOU CAN RESPOND TO THE FIFMA CALL FOR FILMS! The forthcoming edition of the International […]

  • 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

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO BEFORE OR BETWEEN 15TH-30TH JUNE 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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