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
  • MIDA 2020 New Dates

    December 16 – 20, 2020  THE 84TH INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS FAIR RETURNS TO THE FORTEZZA DA BASSO IN FLORENCE MIDA, the Florence International Crafts Fair, welcomes every year in the spaces of the Fortezza […]

  • WCC Europe COVID-19 Update

    In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we want to send a message of support to all our members, makers and craftspeople. These are worrying times for all of us, and particularly […]

  • Crafts Council Gallery will open in March 2020


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  • Old stories, new narratives: An international symposium

    Applied Arts Scotland are delighted to be hosting a one-day international Symposium on 2 July 2020 that seeks to celebrate the diversity of craft practice and the positive value of sharing knowledge […]

  • LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020 – Finalists Announced

    The LOEWE FOUNDATION is pleased to reveal the names of the 30 shortlisted artists for the 2020 edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. Each finalist’s work will be exhibited at the […]

  • Collect 2020

    For sixteen years Collect has established itself as the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects, which are increasingly sought-after in galleries and auction rooms. With 40 galleries descending upon London – including representation for a record […]

  • Showcase opens in Dublin’s RDS for 44th year

    The 44th annual Showcase event officially launched on the 19th January 2020 at Dublin’s RDS welcoming buyers from 26 countries worldwide keen to engage with over 400 brands exhibiting at the show […]

  • Winner announced for the Spanish National Crafts Awards 2019 

    Elena Ferro has been awarded with the National Crafts Award 2019 (12th Edition), receiving 7.000€ as a reward of her consolidated work. The ceremony took place on the 4th of December 2019, in Madrid (Spain) at the […]

  • Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future 2020

    Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future 2020 Living Treasures of Europe and Japan 10 September –11 October 2020 Fondazione Giorgio Cini San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, Italy Homo Faber returns in […]

  • 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 […]


Opportunities
  • 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, […]

  • CRAFT | Top Drawer A/W20 Edition Call for entries

    Call for entries – Deadline 1st May 2020 The 12th edition Craft at Top Drawer, the UK’s leading lifestyle trade show, introduces leading designer-makers to professional retailers, galleries and museums as they […]

  • NDCG Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2021-23

    National Design & Craft Gallery invite innovative, ambitious and engaging exhibition proposals from professional curators, practitioners, galleries, partners and museums. Established by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland in 2000, National Design […]

  • Applications Open Selvedge World Fair

    3rd – 5th  September 2020, Mary Ward House, London, UK The Selvedge World Fair will launch its inaugural festival celebrating cloth, culture and creativity in Bloomsbury, London. Held over 3 days within the historically significant Mary Ward House, […]

  • European Programme Project Manager | Recruitment Notice

    Job Title: European Programme Project Manager Process Team: Innovation & Development Programmes Location: Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny Reporting To: Head of Innovation & Development Programmes The Design & […]

  • DCCI Mentoring Services Panel | Tender to Recruit

    Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) intends to establish a panel of trainers and mentors who can design and deliver training content that will assist start-ups, early phase and diversifying craft and […]

  • Call for Papers: The Journal of Jewellery Research

    Journal of Jewellery Research welcomes papers that investigate jewellery design, theory and the contexts in which it operates. They support jewellery related research into materials, techniques, methodologies, social practice, concepts and aesthetics. […]

  • FUNDED OPPORTUNITY for Fashion or Textile Designers/Makers 

    Deadline midnight (GMT) 22 January 2020 As part of FUSION, LIT Limerick School of Art & Design are offering the chance for Fashion or Textile designers/makers to avail of upskilling through masterclasses and residencies taken […]

  • Open Call – New International Craft Awards in Japan

    Calling craftspeople and makers around the world: International Kogei Award in Toyama offering €33,000* in awards + the opportunity to collaborate with craftspeople in Japan  Applications close 27 January 2020 Toyama Prefecture in […]

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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