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Initiaitive - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 5 October, 2021 London Craft Week

London Craft Week takes place this week across the capital celebrating craft in all its forms.

Initiative posted on 23 September, 2021 III International Exhibition of Audiovisual Crafts

The III international Exhibition of Audiovisual Crafts takes place digitally 3-12 October, supported by Artesania Cat...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 13 September, 2021 Homo Faber Guide at London Craft Week

For the upcoming London Craft Week, 4-10 October, the Michelangelo Foundation will participate by presenting the Homo...

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 3 September, 2021 Create Day: 24 hours of human ingenuity

On September 4 from 2am BST enter the universes of global creatives through an interactive platform launching on crea...

Initiative posted on 20 August, 2021 Applied Arts from Nature Residency Open Call

Passa Ao Futuro and Loulé Criativo are currently welcoming applications for The Applied Arts from Nature Residency wh...

Initative posted on 1 August, 2021 Call for nomination: The 7 Most Endangered Programme 2022

Europa Nostra has launched their call for nomination for The 7 Most Endangered Programme 2022.

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 29 July, 2021 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize - Call for entries 2022

The fifth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship...

Initiative posted on 28 July, 2021 Support an artisan’s dream

Victor Fotso Nyie is the winner of the competition Artigiano del Cuore (Artisan of the Heart) 2021, organised by the ...

posted on 9 July, 2021 Doppia Firma: 5-11 September 2021

A Garden of Talent, the fifth edition of Doppia Firma: a dialogue between design and artisanal excellence will take p...

Network posted on 16 June, 2021 Artigiano del Cuore

Artigiano del Cuore is a digital initiative launched by the Fondazione Cologni on the Wellmade platform.

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 10 June, 2021 Artefact: the contemporary craft fair

Artefact is a new prestigious contemporary craft fair launching at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in London 22-29 Jun...

Film - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 25 May, 2021 Discover the Singular Talents Film

The Singular Talents Film shares the stories of 12 European master artisans perpetuating rare crafts.

Initiative posted on 29 April, 2021 CRAFTS CODE seminar: How to innovate the craft sector

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland is organising the 3rd Interregional Thematic Seminar 10 – 11 May, 9.30am-12.30pm ...

Initiative posted on 26 April, 2021 2nd Professional Crafts Conference by CCAM

On 11 and 12 May 2021, the Strategic Crafts Plan promoted by the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts and Fashion of Catalo...

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 23 April, 2021 Apply for the Venice Glass Week

The Venice Glass Week is currently welcoming applications for #VivaVetro! - the fifth edition of the international gl...

Summer School posted on 20 April, 2021 Metal in Loulé: Summer School 2021

Take part in a unique metal course in Loulé from 11 to 23 July 2021 and discover ancient metal crafts.

Initiative posted on 20 April, 2021 Call for participants: first ILUCIDARE Summer School in Poland

The call for participants for the first ILUCIDARE Summer School "Heritage and innovation: Central Europe and beyond" ...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 15 April, 2021 Cyprus and Malta: new to Homo Faber Guide

Discover a culture of craftsmanship on two islands new to the Homo Faber Guide.

Online conference posted on 15 April, 2021 Online Conference: "Art and architecture conservation training in Europe: Relevant Experiences and Mastering Conservation Methods"

On 22-23 April Restoration Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts organizing International Online Conference "Art and ...

Initiatives posted on 12 April, 2021 WCCE Webinar: Craft and Sustainability

WCC-Europe’s ‘Craft and Sustainability’ webinar is taking place at 11am CEST (Spain/Italy) via Zoom on Wednesday 28th...

SCHOOL APPLICATION posted on 8 April, 2021 Master of Arts in Design and Applied Arts 2022 - Enrollment is open!

Applications for the 19th Master of Arts in Design and Applied Arts are open until 15th September 2021!

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 11 March, 2021 Contemporary crafts: innovation, design and sustainability

March 17, 2021 - A day dedicated to sharing and debating new ways of studying and reflecting on the conservation of t...

Initiative - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 1 March, 2021 Create Day - New dates 2021

The second edition of Create Day takes place 4 September 2021 and they have recently opened their online application ...

Initiative posted on 5 February, 2021 WCC Europe Webinar

WCC Europe is organising a webinar on the 18th February at 10.30am. This webinar will feature a presentation from the...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 29 January, 2021 Hungary and Slovakia: new to Homo Faber Guide

Homo Faber Guide brings you two new countries to explore; Hungary and Slovakia.

Corporate - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 27 January, 2021 Alberto Cavalli - AD Germany Top 100 influencers

Alberto Cavalli, Executive Director of the Michelangelo Foundation, is named on AD Germany’s influencer list of the 1...

Initiative posted on 25 January, 2021 The Craft Project Forum

The Craft Project is setting up an online forum on February 6th from 9am to 5pm to allow students to talk with recog...

Events posted on 22 January, 2021 Crafting a Difference and Collect, London

From 22 January to 2 April, Crafting a Difference will take place with both a digital edition and by appointment only...

Prize posted on 22 January, 2021 European Prize for Applied Arts 2021 - Open call

Initiated in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, the WCC-Europe and supported by the Ministry of Culture of t...

Michelangelo Foundation - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 15 January, 2021 Fashion Film Festival Milan

Michelangelo Foundation’s film “The Singular Talents of Fashion” has been selected to participate in the 7th edition ...

Initiatives posted on 17 December, 2020 Christmas Marketplaces

This Christmas, we would like to draw your attention to the Christmas marketplaces launched by our network members in...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 9 December, 2020 An Advent Calendar handcrafted for you

Countdown to Christmas with daily surprises from master artisans on the Homo Faber Guide Advent Calendar.

Initiatives posted on 23 November, 2020 QEST 30th Anniversary

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), a charity dedicated to supporting the education of talented and aspirin...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 19 November, 2020 Estonia: new to Homo Faber Guide

Every three months Homo Faber Guide brings you a new country to explore, this month we unveil Estonia.

Initiatives posted on 11 November, 2020 Crafts NOW.

A day of reflection on craftsmanship and innovation organised by Artesania Catalunya. 18 November, from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

Initiatives posted on 10 October, 2020 Online Festival of Crafts Workshops

October 10-17, 2020 Georgian Heritage Crafts Association is organizing "Online Festival of Crafts Workshops”, a socia...

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 9 October, 2020 Create Day launches

Create Day goes live Saturday 10 October. We are delighted to have a selection of our cherished master artisans takin...

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 1 October, 2020 Homo Faber Guide at London Craft Week

On the occasion of the fifth edition of the London Craft Week, virtual tours and presentations of the Homo Faber Guid...

Stockholm Craft Week posted on 18 September, 2020 Stockholm Craft Week

The second edition of Stockholm Craft Week takes places 1-4 October.

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 17 September, 2020 Homo Faber Guide is Live!

Homo Faber Guide places craftsmanship in Europe at your fingertips.

Homo Faber Guide - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 10 September, 2020 Homo Faber Guide Launching 17 September

We are excited to announce the launch of a unique digital platform which places fine craftsmanship in Europe at your ...

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 5 September, 2020 Venice Glass Week

The fourth edition of The Venice Glass Week, this year entitled #TheHeartOfGlass takes place 5 – 13 September 2020.

Initiative of the week posted on 27 August, 2020 FRESS – Buy objects online or commission a piece

This week our initiative is focusing on how you can support artisans affected by the economic downturn due to covid-1...

Initiative posted on 20 August, 2020 Crafting Europe

The Crafting Europe project is a partnership between nine European craft organisations,

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 17 August, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Lucas Fabro – Luthier

From his workshop in Cremona, Italy, situated close to Stradivari’s former home, Lucas Fabro handcrafts string instru...

Initiative posted on 13 August, 2020 Historic Carving Graduate Showcase 2020

Celebrate City & Guilds of London Art School graduates this summer.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 10 August, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Veronika & Bastien Boisanfray – Leatherworkers

Leatherworkers, husband and wife duo Veronika and Bastien Boisanfray set up their leather workshop [link=https://www....

Initiative posted on 6 August, 2020 Flowers for Slovakia

Flowers for Slovakia fosters collaboration between master artisans and young designers.

Initiative posted on 31 July, 2020 Craft Podcasts

This week’s initiative highlights a collection of engaging podcasts dedicated to crafts.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 31 July, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Jadwiga Lenart & Wiktoria Podolec – Textile designers

Jadwiga and Wiktoria offer a contemporary approach to the traditional craft of weaving kilims and rugs.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 27 July, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Antrei Hartikainen – Wood Sculptor

From his workshop in Fiskars, Finland, Antrei Hartikainen designs and makes multidisciplinary projects, installations...

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 24 July, 2020 Create Day

Create Day is a new global digital initiative launched by the team behind London Craft Week.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 20 July, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Laurine Malengreau – Textile Designer

Laurine Malengreau creates eye-catching large-scale textile wall hangings from her atelier in Aubusson, France.

Initiatives posted on 17 July, 2020 Galerie Collection

Galerie Collection, located in the centre of Paris, celebrates the richness of contemporary crafts

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 13 July, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Rob & Jaap Thalen – Silversmiths

Father and son, Rob and Jaap Thalen create unique silver pieces under the name Thalen & Thalen.

Initiatives posted on 10 July, 2020 Vividly: Virtual Exhibition

Thanks to Vividly, a virtual reality start-up, you can now digitally view some of the porcelain artworks on display i...

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 6 July, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Dimitri Shabalin – Mask Maker

Dimitri Shabalin is a mask maker from Moscow, Russia. Dimitri began his creative journey in 2013 when visiting his mo...

Initiative posted on 2 July, 2020 INSIGHT: Belgian artists at Homo Faber

The Belgian association BeCraft, a Cultural Council member of the Michelangelo Foundation, have organised an exhibiti...

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 29 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Cristian Marianciuc – Paper Worker

From his workshop in Siret, Romania, Cristian creates intricate miniature paper cranes using Japanese origami paper f...

Initiatives posted on 26 June, 2020 Swiss Artisans in Residence

Metiers d’art Suisse have recently relaunched their annual programme of artisan residencies, which takes places at th...

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 22 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Tabea Vietzke - Straw marquetry maker

Tabea masters the rare and ancient craftsmanship of straw marquetry, which dates as far back at the 17th century.

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 16 June, 2020 TA-DAAN Craft Therapy

Digital media company TA-DAAN recently launched a series of smart workshops to provide craft therapy for those at hom...

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 15 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Thomas Medicus - Glassworker

From his workshop in Innsbruck, Thomas Medicus masterfully combines his traditional glazier skills with his artistic ...

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 9 June, 2020 The Evaluation Tool is Live

We are excited to introduce you to our Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool, which is now available to take online.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 8 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Jan Barič – Cabinetmaker

Jan Barič is a self-taught woodworker and cabinetmaker from Celje, Slovenia. From an early age, he fostered a fascina...

Initiatives posted on 4 June, 2020 A manifesto uniting Europe’s crafts sector

The World Crafts Council Europe is inviting members of the craft community to pledge their support for the Crafting E...

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 2 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife

We are continuing to celebrate craftsmanship on our digital platforms with a new series called #AWellCraftedLife.

#AWellCraftedLife - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 2 June, 2020 #AWellCraftedLife Linda Nieuwstad - Fabric Sculptor

#AWellCraftedLife is a new series telling the stories of the brilliant artisans who collaborate with us. For the firs...

Initiatives posted on 29 May, 2020 #ioscelgomadeinItaly

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte together with with OMA - Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte e Italia su Misura -...

Initiatives - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 23 May, 2020 Geneva artisans in the spotlight

The association LABELGENÈVE together with COLEGRAM has launched a campaign in support of their cherished network of l...

Initiatives posted on 15 May, 2020 Covid-19 Craftsmanship Surveys

Research is crucial to ensure informed strategy building and policymaking. In order to offer the most effective suppo...

Initiatives posted on 7 May, 2020 Digital support for creatives

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, organisations, art charities, companies and governments are launching digital sup...

Initiatives posted on 30 April, 2020 Connect through Creativity

Get Ireland Making: Connect Through Creativity is a new creative project launched by DCCI to offer participants the c...

Initiatives posted on 16 April, 2020 Art and Craftsmanship in Isolation

In the wake of temporary closures of their premises, museums, homes to impressive art and craft collections, have com...

Initiatives posted on 9 April, 2020 À vos masques

Launched 20 March 2020, this initiative aims to encourage small businesses and independents to contribute to the effo...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 3 April, 2020 Homo Faber postponed to 2021

Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship have taken the difficult but important decision to postpone ...

Red List posted on 11 March, 2020 A European Red List of Endangered Crafts

Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are delighted to announce their partnership with Heritage Cr...

Exhibition posted on 27 February, 2020 Collect, London, 27 February – 1 March 2020

Collect, the international art fair for modern craft and design presented by the Crafts Council, opens at Somerset Ho...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 29 January, 2020 Arcades des Arts, inaugural exhibition, Singular Talents, 30 Jan. - 25 Mar.

The Arcade des Arts in Geneva will open its doors for its inaugural exhibition, 30 January - 25 March.

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 14 January, 2020 Save the date: Homo Faber 2020, 10 Sept. - 11 Oct.

We are delighted to announce the second edition of Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future 2020 Living Treasures of ...

Greetings - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 20 December, 2019 Seasons' Greetings

Michelangelo Foundation for Craftsmanship and Creativity wishes you a wonderful festive season and looks forward to c...

News - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 29 November, 2019 The Michelangelo Foundation joins Venetian Heritage’s #SupportVenice campaign

In the wake of the damage caused by Venice’s recent high tides, Michelangelo Foundation has pledged its support to Ve...

News - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 14 November, 2019 The Michelangelo Foundation sets up home on Pont de la Machine

The Michelangelo Foundation has taken up residence in the newly named “Arcades des Arts” which benefits from a magnif...

Portrait - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 1 November, 2019 Arthur Veillon, Young Ambassador 2018, apprenticing with the Master Shoemakers to the Moulin Rouge

Arthur Veillon recently finished a shoemaking apprenticeship at Maison Clairvoy Paris, a position he began after serv...

Summer School - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 31 October, 2019 Up Close with the World’s Master Glassblowers

From September 30 to October 5, eight young artisans from seven countries joined four of the world’s greatest glassma...

Summer School - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 22 October, 2019 A Contemporary Take on a Precious Heritage

From 26 August to 2 September, 25 young artisans and designers from nine European countries studied tapestry making i...

Summer School - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 8 October, 2019 A New Generation Learns Basket Weaving

This past July at the Popular Art Museum in Lisbon, ten students from across Europe worked side by side with five of ...

Publication - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 27 September, 2019 Vogue’s Suzy Menkes Looks Back at Homo Faber

In the eyes of legendary fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, Homo Faber 2018, last September’s exhibition in Venice, was ...

Programme - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 30 June, 2019 5 July – Oct 5 Michelangelo Foundation’s Inaugural Summer School Programme

For the first time, the foundation sends 50 young artisans and designers to study craftsmanship across Europe, for a ...

Exhibition posted on 28 June, 2019 Visionary French Craftsmanship and Design Exhibition in Paris until 3 July

Novel regional craftsmanship and design nuggets are on show at the Institut National des Métiers d'Art Gallery as par...

Award - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 18 June, 2019 The Michelangelo Foundation receives the Hermes Prize for Innovation in Paris on 18 June

The theme of this year’s “Hermes Awards for Innovation” event is “Excellency in European Innovation with Global Impact”.

Publication posted on 11 June, 2019 World Crafts Council Europe launches Crafting Europe Manifesto

The World Crafts Council Europe and Ateliers d’Art de France have unveiled a new six-point manifesto aiming to suppor...

Exhibition posted on 26 May, 2019 Reimagine Decorative Arts exhibition presented in Lisbon until 2 June

Innovative works created by major international designers in collaboration with Portuguese master artisans are now on...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 21 May, 2019 22-26 May: Doppia Firma 2019 is exhibited at Révélations in Paris

After the success of Doppia Firma 2019 in Milan in April, the exhibition will be shown in Paris at Révélations, the i...

Publication - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 20 May, 2019 Art Work - New book about contemporary art restoration is launched

Art Work, a new book presenting the complex issues involved in the restoration of contemporary art, was launched at t...

Exhibition posted on 6 May, 2019 23-26 May, Révélations returns to the Grand Palais

Ateliers d’Art de France once again presents Révélations, the international fine craftsmanship biennial, at the Grand...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 17 April, 2019 Nearly 18,000 visitors attend Doppia Firma in Milan

For its fourth edition, Doppia Firma paired up master artisans from Europe and Japan with international designers...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 4 April, 2019 9-14 April: Doppia Firma 2019 is unveiled in Milan at the Salone del Mobile

The 19 works selected for this year’s edition of Doppia Firma (Double Signature): A Dialogue Between Design and Artis...

JEMA posted on 4 April, 2019 1-7 April: Journée Européenne des Métiers d'Art 2019

Artisanal workshops across Europe are throwing open their doors to visitors 01-07 April as part of Les Journées Europ...

Exhibition posted on 7 March, 2019 Until 21 April: Swiss ceramic artists showcased in Robinson Crusoe themed exhibition

Swissceramics, the ceramics association in Switzerland, is showcasing new works by 44 ceramic artists from across the...

Exhibition posted on 4 March, 2019 Homo Faber artisans in Collect 2019

The work of many Homo Faber artisans was on show at Collect 2019, held at the Saatchi gallery in London from 28 Febru...

Exhibition posted on 1 March, 2019 June 2019: Irish artists presented in Catalunya in new exhibition Surface Matters

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland will present its exhibition Surface Matters at the Artesania Catalunya – CCAM ...

Exhibition - Michelangelo Foundation posted on 7 February, 2019 Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future returns to Venice in 2020

The only major exhibition dedicated to European fine craftsmanship will return in autumn 2020 after the success of it...