World Crafts Council
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 craftspersons 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 organised into five regions: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The organization is affiliated to UNESCO.
The WCC was another creation of Aileen Osborn Webb, who had already founded the American Craft Council in 1943. The WCC (Europe) meets once a year and the 2011 meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland.
- Global Peace Through Craft: The Formation of the World Crafts Council, By Sandra Alfoldy, 2002
- Dublin: World Crafts Council Europe conference, by Judith Staines, 17 May 2011
- Kaivalam Kaivalam Craft Summit