Foreign cooperation

Nordic Network of Crafts Associations

The Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA) was founded in 2010. The network fosters collaboration and dialogue between its members, strengthening the field of contemporary crafts across the Nordic region and beyond.  

The NNCA’s activities are twofold: it conducts meetings to discuss political, social and economic issues relating to craft artists and the fields of contemporary craft in the Nordic region. Secondly, the NNCA produces and participates in projects to promote and mediate Nordic contemporary crafts in an international context. 


The NNCA consists of: 

The network collaborated on the Nordic pavilion at Revelation Fine Craft and Creation Fair in Paris in 2015, which housed the exhibition magic language///game of whispers curated by five curators, one from each Nordic country, with 25 artists from the Nordic region participating. 

→ Click here to find further information on the NNCA website

The NNCA received long-term network funding from the Nordic Culture Point for 2015-2018



Michelangelo Foundation

Michelangelo Foundation

CRAFTS AND DESIGN signed a partnership agreement with the Michelangelo Foundation in early 2020. The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international non-profit organisation that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. We want to help people rediscover the ability of the human hand to create, and support those doing it best: the exceptional contemporary European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge to make beautiful objects of lasting value. We are named after a beacon in this field, Michelangelo, a visionary artist and master artisan who embodied both creativity and craftsmanship at the very highest level of excellence.



→ Click here for further information on the Michelangelo Foundation