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.
Promoting contemporary crafts through exhibitions, fairs, critical theory, residencies and support programmes.
We promote Norwegian contemporary crafts through exhibitions, fairs, critical theory, residencies and support programmes.
We initiate and produce exhibitions in collaboration with institutions, curators and artists in Norway and abroad. Recent exhibitions 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 Ireland.
We organise Norwegian participation at the leading craft and design fairs worldwide, such as Collect (London), Collective (NY) and Revelations (Paris). Recent projects include collaborations with NNCA, Klubben, Jotun, the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, and Gallery Format.
We produce catalogues, seminars, articles on craft theory (Norwegian Crafts Magazine) and the book series Documents on Contemporary Crafts. Recent publications include 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 programs as well as through our membership in various crafts and art networks: the Nordic network NNCA, World Crafts Council (WCC), WCC Europe 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.