If your aim is to earn your living from making craft, gift or textile products in Wales, Wales Craft Council can help, advise, represent and promote you.
How Can WCC Help Me?
A modest annual membership subscription entitles you to event and publication discounts and a whole host of services to help boost your business.
The WCC Membership Pack contains:
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Wall Board and Vehicle Sticker
- Members Helpline Card
- Code of Practice
- Programme for the Year
- Marketing Manual
- Price list and samples of WCC Daffodil labels, carrier bags and security tape
- Details of discounted schemes exclusive to WCC members
What is Wales Craft Council?
Established in 1977, WCC is an independent, non-political membership organisation made up of full-time professional producers working in Wales.
Income for WCC is generated from member subscriptions, sales activity profits and specific projects funding from the Arts Council of Wales.
WCC works in partnership with a number of Welsh bodies, including the Welsh Office, Welsh Development Agency and the Wales Tourist Board, to support and promote small and new businesses.
Policy decisions are made by the elected Committee of WCC and agreed by WCC members at the Annual General Meeting.
At the Mid Wales office, the WCC team is on hand to offer help and advice to producers, buyers and anyone interested in Welsh crafts.
WCC Events and Services
Free Web Listings and Links: All members receive free listing onto the WCC website. The site links to many craftsites and can be linked to your own to ensure maximum potential for your products to be seen by potential buyers at the touch of a button.
Direct Sales: WCC has its own marquee or sales area at a number of major events throughout Wales and the Marches, including the Royal Welsh Show and the Eisteddfodau. WCC members receive booking priority and reduced rates.
Trade Shows: Discounted space for members at all WCC Trade Fairs – the Wales Fair and other WCC shows provide the ideal platform for WCC members to promote themselves to buyers worldwide. WCC also offer group presentations at Trade Fairs across Europe.
Data Crefft: Data Crefft is the first point of contact for potential buyers of Welsh Crafts. The service provides a comprehensive guide to suppliers’ services, events and publications and is free to WCC members.
News Updates: WCC members receive the latest news, sales opportunities, events, competitions and supplier information in the quarterly WCC Newsletter. Small ads in this publication are FREE to WCC members.
WCC Insurance and Services: WCC offer discounted Business and Health insurance packages tailored specifically to members’ needs. Credit control and debt recovery services are also available.
Product ID and Promotion: The well-respected Daffodil and “Made in Wales” labels provide a hallmark of quality and endorsement to buyers of your professional status and are exclusive to WCC member products.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Membership fee: £60 +VAT
For further details on how to join, contact WCC – telephone on 07435 754825; e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please fill in the Membership Application Form and post it to Wales Craft Council, London House, The Square, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 0DE