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
  • 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 […]

  • Craft and Resilience Conference – WCC Europe GA

    Join us for our virtual talk on the topic ‘Craft and Resilience’ as part of WCC Europe’s annual General Assembly. Taking place Wednesday 9 September from 14:30 – 16:00 (CET), we are […]

  • WCC Europe General Assembly 2020

    WCC Europe GA now taking place online – 9th September 2020. WCC Europe is continually monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As a result of this, we have unfortunately had to cancel […]

  • Open Crafts App launched in Spain

    “Open Crafts”, the mobile app to discover every corner of Spain through its crafts “Open Crafts” is a mobile application that has been developed by Oficio y Arte (Organization of artisans of […]

  • Dutch Design Week 2020

    After extensive consultation with the design community, key partners and relevant agencies, Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) has decided to let Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2020 forge ahead, yet a little differently. Dutch […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘Market for Craft’ Report launched

    Commissioned by Crafts Council UK and partners  The first report to identify and gauge appetite for British craft for over a decade reveals our passion for craft has never been greater – […]


Opportunities
  • 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 […]

  • Résonance[s] Fine Crafts Fair 2020

    With audacity and elegance, Résonance[s] reveals the contemporary face of fine crafts in Europe and shakes up the codes of artistic creation. Résonance[s] is exclusively devoted to the sale of fine crafts, […]

  • Open Call: JOYA 2020

    JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is the main art jewellery and art objects event in Spain. Gathering a great number of independent artists as well as related organizations, schools and other […]

  • Crafting Europe: iAtelier Open Call

    iAtelier: Technology & Innovative Practice OPEN CALL: Funded Opportunity for Designers and Craftspeople World Crafts Council Europe is excited to announce that as part of an International partnership project, funded by Creative Europe, […]

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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