Position Paper for Nordic Contemporary Crafts

Published September 2020

The Nordic Network of Crafts Associations (NNCA) proposes six measures to strengthen the contemporary craft field across the Nordic region

1

Research craft artists’ contributions to society

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

2

Ensure fair working conditions and pay for craft artists

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

3

Stimulate craft skills and specialist knowledge in higher education

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

4

Invest in international networks and opportunities

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

5

Collect contemporary craft for the future

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

6

Ensure that craft has a vital place in primary education

It is vital for the development of craft-based art that work grants, production funds, support schemes and public commissions are available to craft artists and suit their specific needs. We propose that remuneration policies be revised and developed to ensure that craft artists are paid for their work and compensated for their copyrights, especially in connection with exhibitions.

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