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The Golden Jubilee for WCC will take place from October 18th to the 27th this year in Dongyang, China. The celebration will promote the worlds art and crafts through the generations, developing the creative cultural, and creating a bright handmade future. The Dongyang Municipal People’s Government, the World Craft Council AISBL Secretariat, and the China Arts and Crafts Association are the organizing associations.
The Director- General of UNESCO, Mrs. Irina Bokova, will be participating in the Golden Jubilee Celebration Summit along with the Presidents of the 5 WCC regions.
There are many highlights to the celebration, including:
“The 50-year Journey of WCC” Exhibition
“15th Contemporary Arts and Crafts Masterwork Exhibition” and “International Crafts Exhibition”
World Crafts Culture Forum
Annual conference of China Arts and Crafts Industry
WCC International Board Meeting
Crafts Festival Grand Bazaar
Development of World Crafts Culture Forum
Conversations with the Honorary Presidents of China Arts and Crafts Industry
Award ceremony of UNESCO Award for Excellence for Handicrafts
Traditional costumes fashion show
Dongyang China was made the 1st WCC Craft City in 2013. Dongyang has a long and celebrated history in wood carving. The celebrations will include opening two new museums dedicated to wood carving and 3 new buildings for the artists to sell their work and educate the public on wood carving.
The 2014 Golden Jubilee is expected to unite the craftsmen of the world. If you are interested in participating or attending, we will be updating this are as we receive more news.
Cindy Bowden – PresidentNorth American Representative 1246 Fork Creek Trail Decatur GA 30033 Cell: (404) 213-1864 Email: Bowden.Cindy.W@gmail.com