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 programmes and resources

Our mission is to elevate awareness and appreciation of crafts as an integral part of societies cultural, social and economic wellbeing. Our vision is a world where craftsmanship is valued at every level of society.

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What's On
  • Homo Faber: Young Ambassadors

    Over 100 students of the applied arts and design carefully selected from all over Europe will take part in Homo Faber this September.  More than 100 talented young women and men studying […]

  • Open Call: WCC-APR Europe Handicraft Week

    Deadline: Monday 3rd September 2018 Makers and craftspeople are invited to apply to exhibit at the Europe Handicraft Week 2019 in Kuwait. Organised by World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), in collaboration […]

  • WCC Europe General Assembly 2018

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  • FRUE PLADS MARKED Crafts & Design Fair

    FRUE PLADS MARKED Crafts & Design Fair 9-10-11 August 2018 Since 1983 #FruePladsMarked Free Entry Welcome to the annual Crafts and Design Fair in Copenhagen  Explore the best of Danish crafts and […]

  • International Heritage Fair

    PRESENTATION OF THE FAIR Created around 25 years ago, the International Cultural Heritage Fair has grown to become not only the oldest but the leading heritage fait in Europe. Since its creation, it […]

  • Tbilisi International Summit of Crafts and Design “EthnoFest 2018”

    Tbilisi 2nd International Summit of Craft & Design “EthnoFest 2018” is the second international gathering of crafts makers, designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, experts and general public in the South Caucasus region. The Summit […]

  • FORM 2018 – Form from Crafts and Industry

    Competition for Tendence 2018, Frankfurt International Fair Following the successful relaunch last year, Tendence will again be presenting itself as the first international novelty event for the second half of the year […]

  • EUNIQUE – Design Design Fair 2018

    EUNIQUE 2018  Trade Fair for Designunikate in Karlsruhe 8th to 10th June 2018  7th June 2018: Vernissage for invited guests The trend to surround, clothe, or adorn ourselves with things that underscore […]

  • Brand Design 2018 Conference and Call for Papers

    What is brand design? Currently there is no formal defined discipline for the study or application of design in Branding or platform for information and application exchange or discourse. None of the […]

  • Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future

    From 14 to 30 September 2018, The Michelangelo Foundation will present an unprecedented showcase of the finest European craftsmanship at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore Island in Venice, Italy. […]


Opportunities
  • Call for Applications | RTÉ Radio 1 Award Design Commission in association with DCCoI

    RTÉ Radio 1 will present the inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards at Vicar Street on Thursday, October 25th 2018. The event will be broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1. RTÉ Radio 1 is […]

  • Open Call: WCCE 40th Anniversary Celebrations, 2019

    In 2019, World Crafts Council Europe, (WCCE), celebrates its 40th anniversary. As part of the celebrations WCCE has been invited to exhibit at Révélations in 2019 organised by Ateliers d’Art de France. […]

  • Call for applicants – Creative Spark Residency Programme 2019

    Creative Spark is delighted to offer visual artists a residency programme for 2019, and is now open for applications. The residency programme will award up to five residencies to visual artists each […]

  • Craft Scotland Vacancy: Director

    Craft Scotland is looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and influential leader. Together with the Board, the Director will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering […]

  • WCCE 40th Anniversary Celebrations, 2019

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  • Call for submissions: Europe Handicraft Week

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  • WORTH Second Call

    Designers and manufacturers are invited to apply alongside technology and business operators Funding, coaching, market positioning, cross discipline collaborations, networking opportunities and international events participation will be provided to successful candidates Supporting […]

  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2019

    Submissions period now open. The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior […]

  • DRS Student Research Bursary Scheme 2018

    The Student Research Bursary Scheme offers grants of up to 500 GBP to student members of the DRS. Five to seven Bursaries are available each year. Criteria To be eligible for a DRS […]

  • Handmade at Kew 2018 – Call for applications

    We would like to invite you to exhibit at the fourth edition of Handmade at Kew at the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The event will take place from Thursday 4 – […]

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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