Norwegian Crafts

Norwegian Crafts aims to strengthen the position of contemporary crafts

We initiate and produce exhibitions in collaboration with institutions, curators and artists in Norway and abroad. Notable projects include magic language///game of whispers in collaboration with NNCA, Beyond G(l)aze in collaboration with Jinji Lake Art Museum and KODE Art Museum, and In the Margins of our Minds with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Market development
We organise Norwegian participation at the leading craft and design fairs worldwide, recent projects include Structure in collaboration with Klubben, Jotun and Design and Architecture Norway DOGA, Revealing Thoughts at Revelations Grand Palais (Paris), and other collaborations with Nordic Network of Crafts Associations and Gallery Format Oslo.

Theory development

We produce catalogues, seminars, articles on craft theory and the book series Documents on Contemporary Crafts. Recent publications include On Collecting and Crafting Exhibitions in collaboration with Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 

Network and residencies
We nurture and secure a worldwide network in the arts and crafts field through conferences, seminars residencies,visitor programmes as well as through our membership in various crafts and art networks: the World Crafts Council (WCC), WCC Europe, Nordic Network of Crafts Associations, as well as our local network of arts organisations, Norwegian Arts Abroad.

Norwegian Crafts collaborates with Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Norwegian participation to their summer programs. 

Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015 (Norwegian only)

Norwegian Crafts was founded by Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts in 2012, and is funded through support from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 


Jorunn Veiteberg, chair
Hanne Øverland
Kristine Wessel
Franz Schmidt

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