World Crafts Region

Bornholms er en World Craft Region.

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WWC valgte den 15/9-2017 at klasificere Bornholm som WORLD CRAFTS REGION.

Grønbechs håber, via denne platform, at kunne invitere til Internationale Kunsthåndværker Markeder, kunne støtte nyoprettede enkelmandsvirksomheder og kvalificere fondsansøgninger til finansiering af udviklingen af det bornholmske kunsthåndværk.


The World Crafts Council – Europe is one of the five regional branches (Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe) of the World Crafts Council, an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation recognised by UNESCO, founded in 1964. Its general objectives are 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.

The World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-AISBL) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded in 1964 to promote fellowship, foster economic development through income generating craft related activities, organize exchange programs, workshops, conferences, seminars, and exhibitions—and in general, to offer encouragement, help, and advice to the craftsperson’s of the world. The organization is now formally registered in Belgium as an international organization and AISBL is there the French shortcut for an international association without lucrative purpose. The WCC is organized into five regions: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The organization is affiliated to UNESCO.

The WCC was founded in 1964 by Kamaladevi Chattopadhay and Aileen Osborn Webb (who had founded the American Craft Council in 1943.)[1] The WCC (Europe) meets once a year and the 2011 meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland.[2]

The World Crafts Council meets every four years. In 2012, the General Assembly occurred in Chennai when Usha Krishna was the President.[3] After this General Assembly the Presidency will move from India to China. In 2016, the General Assembly occurred in Isfahan, Iran [4] from September 22 to 29

World Crafts Council - Europe

  • Promotes the design-led crafts and applied arts in Europe
  • Builds up an international network of contacts in these craft fields
  • Collects and spreads information across a large network of member entities
  • Represents crafts at international, official, political and administrative levels
  • Fosters crafts as a professional activity producing work of the highest quality
  • Joins international cooperation programmes of importance to the crafts sector
World Crafts Region