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Craft Village is announces that applications for the 2nd International Craft Awards (ICA 2018) is now open!

You can apply/recommend artisan, craftsman and organisations for various award categories (International Craft Award 2017 winners cannot apply for any category, as a matter of policy to provide opportunity to other talented individuals/organisations to get awarded this year).

This year the award brings on board the unexplored territories in the world craft & tradition. Last year a meticulous Jury chose the most deserving candidates, organisation to be rewarded for their global excellence, and many of the International Craft Award winners were later awarded “Nari Shakti” award by President of India, demonstrating the need and want for an award with global perspective and sanctity.

This year ICA 2018, celebrates “World Culture & Crafts” through timeless narratives, which besides having aesthetic or functional value, brings the glorious tales hidden in each craft about the fascinating lives and inspirations of craftspeople and their traditions.

The 2017 awards received applications from more than 30-countries and had finalists from 13 countries for the awards. This year, ICA 2018 aims to have an even wider reach, and find and reward the champions of the crafts who have made important contributions to the sector across the world, specifically through their homage to unique local stories that have inspired and are communicated through their work. Similar to last year, an eminent jury will select the finalists and the awardees in the different categories. More details:

Application deadline: 30th October 2018.

Download the application: Application Form-International Craft Awards 2018.

Read the complete description: Description-International Craft Awards 2018.

Check out the 2017 events: ICA Brochure.