Chi siamo e cosa facciamo

Il World Crafts Council è un’organizzazione no profit nata per promuovere il settore dell’artigianato artistico a livello internazionale e per mettere in contatto artigiani di diversi paesi.

I nostri Progetti

La nostra missione è quella di far crescere la conoscenza e la cultura dell’artigianato artistico, inteso come parte integrante del benessere culturale, sociale ed economico. La nostra visione è un mondo in cui l’artigianato artistico è apprezzato a tutti i livelli della società.

News

Register for the Annual Conference 2024

  Our Annual Conference is coming up on the 20th of June 2024 from 09:00 - 13:00 (CET) and will take place in Barcelona, Spain co-hosted by the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts and Fashion (CCAM). The conference is free and open to the public and can be attended...

Two New Organisations Join the Network

Photo: Népművészeti Egyesületek Szövetsége /NESZ   How to become a member>> Our network of nearly 40 organisations across 23 countries has been recently joined by two new members! We are delighted to welcome The Association of Hungarian Folk Artists...

The European crafts and industrial sectors welcome the new Geographical Indications scheme

  The long-awaited new EU legislation on geographical indications represents a major step forward in providing protection for craft and industrial products similar to Agri-Food products. An experts working group led and managed by WCCE and FFIGIA has been...

Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery FUSION 2024 Catalogue Out Now

  30 creators from 12 countries are showcasing over 60 pieces at the Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery - FUSION 2024 exhibition at the MAVA – Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón, Spain, The selection is presented in a special bilingual...

European Artistic Craft Days 2024 – WCCE Funded Events

    The European Artistic Craft Days (EACD) are taking place between 2 and 7 April 2024. The 18th edition’s theme, “Little fingers, expert hands” invites people of all ages to immerse themselves in the world of crafts. This year’s edition will shine a...

New Study Reveals Resilience and Challenges in Europe’s Craft Sector

  March 2024 WCCE is pleased to present the findings of the Study into the Resilience of the Craft Sector in Europe. The research highlights how the sector responds to challenges and opportunities unique to its situation. Findings highlight the sector's...

European Artistic Craft Days 2024

    Less than 2 weeks away! The European Artistic Craft Days (EACD) are taking place between 2 and 7 April 2024. The 18th edition’s theme, "Little fingers, expert hands" invites people of all ages to immerse themselves in the world of crafts. This year's...

New European Bauhaus Webinar | Responsible Futures: Innovation & Experimentation in Craft

  SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming 5th New European Bauhaus (NEB) webinar, titled Responsible Futures: Innovation & Experimentation in Craft taking place on the 17th of April 2024 at 17:00 (CET). The webinar is free and open for all to attend. The webinar...

Fusion 2024 Announces Selected Creators

  FUSION 2024 - Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery is pleased to announce the 30 creators selected to showcase their work at the biennial exhibition which will take place from 3 April 2024 at the MAVA – Museum of Contemporary Glass Art in Alcorcón, Spain,...

Winner announced for the Spanish National Crafts Awards 2023

  The Galician master craftsman Álvaro M. Leiro has been awarded the National Crafts Award 2023 (16th Edition), receiving €7.000 as a reward for his consolidated work. The ceremony took place on the 15th of December 2023, in Madrid (Spain) at the Ministry of Industry,...

Opportunità

Short Films Open call for WCCE Members for the VI International Craft Audiovisual Exhibition, Barcelona

  Deadline for submissions: 4 July 2024 The International Craft Audiovisual Exhibition, Barcelona, presented by the Catalan Government through the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts and Fashion (CCAM), taking place on 23 November 2024 in Barcelona celebrates the...

Call for Applications → MAKE:GROW:FLOURISH – Craft Business Training Programme

  The Craft Enterprise Business Training Programme for Craft Businesses from Across Europe Programme duration: 25 April – 2 July 2024 Deadline for applications: 1 April WCCE presents MAKE:GROW:FLOURISH, a comprehensive business training programme that understands...

Culture Moves Europe Mobility Grants

  As the European Union’s largest cultural mobility scheme, this initiative supports artists and cultural professionals from all 40 Creative Europe countries to pursue an international project. It is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union...

Two Exciting Homo Faber Open Call Opportunities | Michelangelo Foundation

The Michelangelo Foundation has launched calls for two exciting opportunities for craftspeople to participate in programmes related to Homo Faber taking place in Venice 1-30 September 2024. Applications for the Young Ambassador's programme close on the 8th of March...

Call for Participation: EUROPEAN ARTISTIC CRAFT DAYS 2024

  The European Artistic Craft Days (EACD) 2024 will take place between 2-7 April 2024 under the theme “Little Fingers, Expert Hands”.   ABOUT EACD Initiated in 2002 by the French government, the European Artistic Craft Days (EACD) are coordinated by the...

OPEN CALL FOR DELIVERING A TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR CRAFT PROFESSIONALS

  CONTEXT The World Crafts Council Europe (WCCE) is a European network representing nearly 40 craft organisations (members) from more than 20 European countries whose main statutory mission is to promote crafts in Europe, by increasing the awareness and...

Creative Exchange Residency for Craft Practitioners 2023-25

  OPPORTUNITY "The Creative Exchange Residency for Craft Practitioners is Back! Now extended and more flexible, building on the experiences of over 20 previous exchanges." The Creative Exchange Residency for Craft Practitioners aims to foster a collaborative and...

Open Call | European Prize for Applied Arts 2024

    Initiated in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, the WCCE and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the European Prize for Applied Arts rewards creations of contemporary expression in the field of Applied Arts...

Open Call: Fusion Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery

    Deadline Extended: Apply by 4 February 2024 With the aim of promoting the talents and values of contemporary European jewellery, a new edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Glass Jewellery is being launched, and expanding this time at European level. ...

Knowledge Exchange Programme | Rotterdam | Craft Education

  Applications are open for staff of WCCE member organisations and associates of our network to apply for the 2023 Knowledge Exchange Programme. The opportunity is now in its 2nd edition and is linked to our annual conference’s core theme, which this year was...

Sei un rappresentante o un sostenitore del settore?

Possono diventare Membri del WCC-Europe tutte le organizzazioni europee che, a giudizio del Board Europeo, rappresentano al meglio l’artigianato artistico nei loro paesi.