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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.

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.

What’s On

2nd OPEN CALL FOR SECTORAL REPORT ON CRAFTS: Analysis of the Resilience of the Crafts Sector

CONTEXT The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing 35 craft organisations (members) from 22 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and appreciation of crafts as an...

1st OPEN CALL FOR SECTORAL REPORT ON CRAFTS: The European market for crafts

CONTEXT The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing 35 craft organisations (members) from 22 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and appreciation of crafts as an...

Entre Lanas (Between Wool): An Exhibition of ACTM in Badajoz

This show will run through November 20th at El Hospital Centro Vivo, an updated historical building located in Badajoz and belonging to the provincial government. Badajoz is located in Extremadura that happens to be the Spanish region hosting the greatest number of...

WCC Europe network welcomes Arts Council Azerbaijan as a new national member

Arts Council Azerbaijan is a non-governmental organisation and international and independent art platform established in 2006. The main purpose of the organisation is to promote culture and art, as well as to create an environment and infrastructure for the...

Crafting Europe final event – DDW Eindhoven 22-24 October 2022

The Crafting Europe project is coming to an end, and to pull the strings of the path that has animated the European artisan community for three years, the Crafts Council Nederlands, together with the other project partners including Artex, organized a final conference...

Young Collection 2022

On September 16th, the exhibition Young Collection 2022 was opened in the Handwerksform Hannover, Germany. The exhibition presents a collection of works by young artisans, on show to the public from 17 September to 15 October 2022.   The Hanover Chamber of Crafts has...

Tbilisi 4th International Summit of Crafts and Design EthnoFest 2022

Crafts in Local Development Agenda: Current Practices and Future Perspectives October 14, 2022, Tbilisi, ExpoGeorgia 13:00-16:00 CEST Online meeting link: https://bit.ly/3dVYlLN Meeting ID: 818 1424 4654 / Passcode: 271272 The seminar is implemented in terms of EU...

SAVE THE DATE – New webinar on how crafts can contribute to the Green Deal

Opera in the graphic by Taller Memorias (Carmen Gloria Vivanco and Mercedes Nistal) exhibited during Révèlation 2022, Paris. Photo by Costanza Materassi. WCC-Europe presents a new webinar in the framework of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) online conference series....

Stockholm Craft Week: focus on contemporary crafts

On 6-9 October, Sweden's largest event for contemporary crafts takes place. Four days bursting with new talent and established heavyweights in the field. This year, textile and metal stand out as materials and the programme is also more social than ever: Social Clubs,...

WCCE annual conference: recording and presentations

WCC Europe organized the first annual conference in the framework of the "Crafting the Future" project. This year the focus was on the necessary skills for the next generation of craftspeople. "Crafting the Future - Skills for the next generation of craftspeople",...

Opportunities

2nd OPEN CALL FOR SECTORAL REPORT ON CRAFTS: Analysis of the Resilience of the Crafts Sector

CONTEXT The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing 35 craft organisations (members) from 22 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and appreciation of crafts as an...

1st OPEN CALL FOR SECTORAL REPORT ON CRAFTS: The European market for crafts

CONTEXT The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing 35 craft organisations (members) from 22 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and appreciation of crafts as an...

Global Eco Artisan Awards 2022

The Global Eco Artisan Awards is an international platform which recognizes artistic excellence, visualizes endangered crafts, and glorifies eco-friendly cultural practices of the artisans in the world. Generating solidarity across craft communities and empowering the...

Open call for the VII Contemporary Goldsmith Show in Spain

The VII Contemporary Goldsmith Show, organized by the Association of Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry (AdOC) and the Spanish National Museum of Decorative Arts, will be held from January 27th to March 12th, 2023, at the same time as ARCO the well-known...

WCC Europe is looking for staff members

To be able to respond to the new challenges WCCE needs to hire external consultants. We are currently looking for a WCCE Coordinator and a WCCE Administrator. Please find all the details by clicking here: WCCE Coordinator THE CALL IS CLOSED WCCE Administrator THE CALL...

Révèlations 2022

International Biennial of Crafts and Creation Held every two years, Révélations is the not-to-be-missed event that celebrates French and international creation. Conceived and created by Ateliers d'Art de France, a professional organisation representing the 281 French...

Homo Faber Summer School 2022

Michelangelo Foundation presents the Summer School 2022 programme, for young craftspeople. Summer School Programme funds selected young artisans and designers to take part in intensive short courses staged by members of MIchelangelo Foundation's network around Europe....

OPEN CALL: Blogs&Crafts Europe 2022 for young artisan

Under the patronage of World Crafts Council Europe a new edition of Blogs&Crafts Europe will take place in. September 16/17/18, 2022, Corsini Garden, Florence, Italy. A special jury will select a minimum of 10 under 35 years old artisans, inviting them to...

STAND APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN FOR BCTF – HARROGATE, 10-12 APRIL 2022

With two months to go until we open our doors to over 3,000 dedicated retail buyers looking for unique, British handmade crafts to stock their independent boutiques, gift shops, department stores, heritage shops, garden centres, online stores and more. BCTF commitment...

OPEN CALL for WCC Europe Members: 4rd International Crafts Film Show in Barcelona

On the 22nd of October 2022, the 4th International Crafts Film Show organised by CCAM will take place in the Design Museum of Barcelona. The show will be presented at a gala in Barcelona and a subsequent screening will take place at FILMIN, a Spanish film platform. 12...

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.