The Crafting Europe project was inspired by the need to strengthen the crafts sector across Europe. Crafting Europe will provide craftspeople and the crafts sector with the knowledge, skills and information to grow and develop. It is supported by Creative Europe, the European Commission’s programme for developing the culture and audiovisual sectors, and brings together nine expert organisations.
Design & Crafts Council Ireland
The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. DCCI’s activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland. DCCI currently has more than 60 member organisations and over 3,000 registered clients.
Artex- Centre for Artistic & Traditional Handicrafts in Tuscany
Artex is the Centre for Artistic and Traditional Craftsmanship in Tuscany and promotes innovation and development of artistic and traditional handicrafts. Artex was created in 1987 by the CNA and Confartigianato crafts associations; over the years it has developed and managed projects for the improvement of crafts enterprises and their manufactures, gaining a unique experience in this sector.
The Crafts Council
The Crafts Council champions high-quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally through exhibitions, publications including Crafts magazine, education programmes, and curating the United Kingdom’s national collection. It aims to build a strong economy and infrastructure for contemporary craft and is a member of the World Crafts Council.
Limerick School of Art & Design
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is a Higher Education Institute with a national and international outlook. The hallmark of our educational philosophy is active learning through a fusion of theory and practice. Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) within the LIT is composed of the Department of Design which includes a number of leading craft courses in Ireland. LSAD has an award-winning reputation in Fashion Design, Fashion & Textiles, Visual Communications, Painting, Printmaking,Ceramics, Sculpture & Combined Media and Teacher Education.
CEARTE is a Vocational Training Centre and, since 1986, has worked for the sector of Arts and Crafts, heritage, creative industries, and small companies, promoting employment, the valuation of territories, skills acquisition, professional evolution, innovation for artisanal production units and, in general, the qualification of the Portuguese
Fundesarte is since 1981 the leading institution in the promotion and development of Spanish craft enterprises as part of the EOI Foundation (School for Industrial Organisation), entity attached to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. A priority of their programme is to promote, value and communicate the quality of craft products and the sustainability of its production processes.
Crafts Council Netherlands
Crafts Council Nederland (CCNL, 2013) is the all-encompassing platform for contemporary craft. It is the place where art, fashion, design and heritage unite and where craftsmanship is nurtured and passed on to a new generation. CCNL works together with all key players within the crafts domain. As researcher. As initiator. As catalyst. As guide. As concept developer. As unifier.
The Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine
The Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine is an all-Ukrainian non-governmental organization that has been working at the national and international levels since 2009 to protect the rights and interests of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the field of production and service.
Georgian Arts and Culture Center
Georgian Arts and Culture Center works for the preservation, development and sustainable use of heritage crafts and cultural industries in Georgia since 1995; supporting innovative approach GACC contributes to economic viability of cultural sector through studies, trainings, marketing and international exchanges. The Center also conducts preservation of tangible and intangible heritage and gallery activities