​European Artistic Crafts Days

Around 60 artisans opened their creative spaces to the general public between March 27 and April 2, 2023 during the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD), in which Malta was taking part for the first time. The theme for this year was: ‘Elevate the Everyday’, with the aim of encouraging people to explore the streets of Malta and Gozo and discover the beautiful pieces of craft that surround us and which, due to our busy schedule, are often overlooked!

Through the initiative of the Malta Crafts Foundation, an interactive online map was created to provide information on and the location of participating artisans, who were spread all around the Maltese islands. Most artisans also organised demonstrations and workshop sessions to provide visitors a hands-on experience of their craft. The first international event dedicated to crafts, the EACD is coordinated by the French Savoir-Faire Institute. This year’s event will comprise the participation of artisans from around 20 countries from all over Europe.