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On symposium thursday, 23 may, Ateliers d’Art de France and World Crafts Council Europe presented the Crafting Europe Manifesto towards a european strategy for craft at REVELATIONS,the international biennial of fine crafts and contemporary creation.
Symposium Crafting Europe, Julien Cresp
This exchange time bringing together a number of countries committed to the future of the sector from training to legal status and economic development decision-makers and professionnals from all over Europe, to address current issues facing the sector.
From Portugal to Ukraine and from Iceland to Romania, the diversity and local roots of fine crafts give the sector a forward-looking spirit. They need to be backed up by an strong and committed european public policy.
Ateliers d’Art de France and WWC Europe call on European institutions and national decision-makers to support the Crafting Europe Manifesto and commit to advocating and implementing the six measures in the Action Plan to ensure the survival and development of fine crafts for generations to come.
This first step allowed to open up the debate on a european and international scale and to show the sector dynamism and its willingness to structure itself.
The mission of Ateliers d’Art de France is to call attention to the role and the importance of fine crafts in our society. As the French professional fine crafts federation, it brings together over 6,000 professionals throughout the country. Ateliers d’Art de France represents and advocates for fine crafts professionals while promoting economic development for the sector, both in France and internationally.
The World Crafts Council (WCC) was established in 1964 as a non-profit membership organisation. It was set up to promote an international interest in crafts and encourage contact between the craftspeople of different countries.
Our mission is to elevate awareness and
appreciation of crafts as an integral part of our society’s cultural, social
and economic well-being.
Our vision is a world where craftsmanship and its inherent skills are valued and appreciated at every level of society.
Our purpose is to promote and strengthen the status of crafts as a vital part of cultural, social and economic life through our global network of members and affiliates.