Nordic Network of Crafts Associations

Norwegian Crafts is a member of NNCA Nordic Network of Crafts Associations

The Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA) was founded on Bornholm in 2010 with the aim to strengthen the member organisations in their work to develop the contemporary crafts field in the Nordic region and internationally. 

The member organisations of NNCA are: Danske Kunsthåndværkere og Designere (Denmark); HANDVERK og HÔNNUN(Iceland); Konsthantverkscentrum(Sweden); Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Sweden); Norske Kunsthåndverkere (Norway); Norwegian Crafts (Norway) and ORNAMO (Finland). 

The NNCA’s activities are two-fold: the NNCA conducts meetings and seminars to discuss political, social and economic issues relating to craft artists and the contemporary craft field in the Nordic region. Furthermore, the NNCA produce and partake in projects, such as exhibitions and fairs, that promote and mediate Nordic contemporary crafts in an international context.  

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.