Launch of the Annual Tracks4Crafts Video Contest
Celebrating Craftsmanship in Textiles

Are you a craftsperson, entrepreneur, student, or someone with a passion for textiles? Do you appreciate the artistry, innovation, and cultural significance of craftsmanship in the textiles sector?

If so, we invite you to join our annual Tracks4Crafts video contest and showcase your creativity and storytelling skills!


Contest Overview

The Tracks4Crafts video contest is designed to celebrate and promote the rich tapestry of textile craftsmanship. We are calling on all enthusiasts to create captivating videos that highlight the innovation or cultural importance of craftsmanship in textiles. Your video can feature anything from traditional weaving techniques, innovative fabric technologies, inspiring stories of artisans, your personal experiences, your work, or the cultural heritage embedded in textile crafts.

How to Participate

Create Your Video: Produce a video (maximum of 2 minutes) that creatively showcases the essence of textile craftsmanship.

Highlight Key Themes: Focus on the evolution of crafts knowledge and skills, emerging technologies, new market opportunities, and other transformative changes in the textiles sector.

Submit Your Entry: Upload your video to a public platform (such as YouTube or Vimeo) and send us the link, along with your name, contact information, and a brief description of your video.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2024

Why Participate?

First of all, the winner will be rewarded with 500 euros. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain recognition and visibility for your work. Prize winners will also become Ambassadors for the Tracks4Crafts initiative and will receive invitations to prestigious events, including:

  • Accelerator4Crafts: A program designed to further develop your skills and expand your network within the crafts community.

  • Annual SIF Skillman International Forum: A platform where you can connect with other professionals and enthusiasts, share your insights, and learn from leading experts in the field.

  • Final Tracks4Crafts Exhibition: A showcase event where your work will be displayed to an international audience, celebrating the beauty and significance of textile craftsmanship.

Join Us in Celebrating Textiles

The Tracks4Crafts video contest is more than a competition; it is a celebration of the creativity, skill, and cultural heritage that define the textiles sector. Whether you are an experienced craftsperson or just starting out, your perspective and talent can inspire others and contribute to the growing appreciation of this timeless art form.

Submit your video by August 30, 2024, and be part of a movement that honours the past, embraces the present, and looks forward to the future of textile craftsmanship. We can't wait to see your stories and creativity come to life!

For more information and to submit your entry, visit the page

Let's weave the future of textiles together!

Tracks4Crafts project

The video contest initiative is carried out within the “Tracs4Crafts” EU-funded project. The Tracks4Crafts project emerges as a beacon, focusing on the transformation and transmission of Traditional Crafts Knowledge (TCK) to foster economic and societal appreciation. This initiative, coordinated by the University of Antwerp and comprising 15 partners from 10 different countries, is funded by Horizon Europe of the European Commission.

The primary objective of Tracks4Crafts (T4C) is to elevate the transmission of traditional crafts knowledge, recognising its potential contribution to economic growth, innovation, and sustainable development. By blending traditional craft techniques with cutting-edge technologies, the project aims to open new dimensions and opportunities for the preservation, restoration, and distribution of cultural goods, while also contributing to ecological sustainability through practices such as short-circuit exchange, re-use, and the use of renewable raw materials, fostering inclusivity in the labour market.

Launch of the Annual Tracks4Crafts Video Contest
SECRETARIAT 24 May, 2024
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