|The World Crafts Council ( International )
was founded in 1964
and is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognized
Its general objective is to strengthen the status of crafts as
a vital part of cultural and economic life,to promote a sense of fellowship among
the craftspeople of the world and to offer them .encouragement, help and advice.
World Crafts Council is composed of five Regions:
Africa,.Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.
|The World Crafts Council–Europe
one of the WCC’s five regional branches (i. e.: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America,
and North America), shares the same objectives and works at implementing projects
the design-led crafts and applied arts in Europe
up a network of contacts in these fields
and spreading information thereon. (see also Activities)
achieves this :
publishing directories and listings of the most important crafts and applied arts
organisations, institutions, galleries, and magazines (it also circulates an information
giving prizes, such as the WCC-Europe Award for Contemporary Crafts (since 1992), the WCC-Europe EUNIQUE Award for Contemporary Crafts (since 2010), the
Prize for Contemporary Art- and Design-led Crafts (in 1998) and the European Prize for Applied Arts (since 2009).
presently has members in the following European countries :
- Belgium (Flanders),
- Belgium (Wallonia/Brussels),
- Slovak Republic,
- United Kingdom