European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

Initiated in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, the WCC-Europe and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the European Prize for Applied Arts rewards creations of contemporary expression in the field of Applied Arts and Craft Design. This 5th edition will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the association.

This competition is for all artists working in the field of applied arts and artisanal design and residing in a European country (including non-EU members). The works selected for the competition must be of a high standard, both technically and aesthetically, and be innovative. It is open to all disciplines relating to the applied arts, which include ceramics, glass, textiles, wood, paper, jewellery, furniture, accessories… This also includes the field of “artisanal design” which covers objects designed and made by the exhibitor either as a one-off piece (or prototype) or produced in small series. Industrially produced objects are therefore not accepted. The proposed works must be recent, that is to say produced after 1st January 2018. The application has to be in either English or French. 

Candidates may present one of the following:

  • 1 large piece (>100cm)
  • Up to 3 medium-sized pieces (+/-70cm)
  • Up to 5 small-sized pieces (<40cm)
  • 1 installation

There will be two Prizes for the laureates:

  • 3500 euros awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
  • 3500 euros awarded by WCC-Europe

The selected work will be exhibited in the Grand Hall of Mons Anciens Abattoirs in Belgium from 12 December 2021 to 13 March 2022. 

Practical information can be found in the rules


29 januari 2021





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