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
  • COLLECT 2020 Tickets on sale now

    The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March, 2020. CLICK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET NOW Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern […]

  • WCC Europe General Assembly 2020

    Next year, we look forward to having our annual WCCE General Assembly in Lisbon, Portugal, kindly hosted by CEARTE. World Crafts Council Europe’s General Assembly is held annually, and each year is […]

  • Craft 4.0 Questionnaire

    Are you involved in the Design/ Craft Sector and interested in 3D printing/ Laser Cutting? The TU Dublin School of Creative Arts is leading Craft 4.0, an EU funded research project which […]

  • HOW&WOW at DDW 2019

    Together with partner Dutch Design Foundation, Crafts Council Nederland has been putting the spotlight on making for years. With the inspiring group exhibition HOW&WOW from 19 until 27 October in VEEM at […]

  • Ireland Glass Biennale 2019

    The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) announces the Ireland Glass Biennale 2019; a juried exhibition of work from some of the world’s most innovative glass artists, designers and craft practitioners. […]


    Once again, the Craft Week of Catalonia arrives, which will take place between October 7 and 13, 2019 in this VIII edition . Under the motto “Divine Crafts ” (*), we demand craft as a cross-cutting element […]

  • KulturSápmi

    KulturSápmi is a meeting place for the cultural and artistic field in Sápmi to discuss current teams, work in progresses and so forth. The main objective is to build crossborder networks, develop […]

  • STOCKHOLM CRAFT WEEK 3–6 October 2019

      Coming up! Experience Swedish contemporary crafts during Stockholm Craft Week.   For four days, Stockholm and neighbouring Värmdö will be filled with events, seminars and exhibitions. Private and public galleries, museums and studios will open […]

  • Crafting Europe Manifesto and Action Plan Press Release

    World Crafts Council Europe (WCC Europe) and the Ateliers d’Art de France professional federation take action to ensure the survival and development of fine crafts for generations to come Paris, 23 May […]

  • Flourish – A two-day conference for makers and designers

    Flourish is the Crafts Council’s professional development conference for makers and designers taking place at Goldsmiths’ Hall on 17-18 June and aimed primarily at those who have been in practice for at […]

  • Keramikpanorama – Tenders Open

    On 5 and 6 September 2020 the Keramikpanorama 2020 will take place in Murten. The open air exhibition shows ceramics in all their diversity – from traditional handicrafts to contemporary design. Ceramists […]

  • Meet Your Maker in Stirling

    Craft Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are looking for two makers to deliver a project for students and adult learners. Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 5th December Craft Scotland and Historic Environment […]

  • Linen Biennale Northern Ireland 2020 Open Call

    Re-call, Re-think, Re-form Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended innovative arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple partners in venues across Northern Ireland. […]

  • Contemporary Craft Courses available in Florence

    WCC Europe has been informed of two separate opportunities for makers to develop their skills: The Stefano Bemer company has initiated a training program to give those who wish to acquire shoemaking […]

  • Jewellery – OPEN SSA+VAS 2019/2020

    Visual Arts Scotland are seeking submissions of innovative jewellery for their forthcoming annual joint SSA + VAS Open Exhibition. Visual Arts Scotland explores the regions where art-forms crossover, especially those between the […]

  • DCCoI External Exhibitions Fund – Call for Applications

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland invite applications for the External Exhibitions Fund 2020 (EEF), which was established to assist DCCoI members in the development of high-quality, independent exhibitions as individuals, […]

  • 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 […]

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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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