World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st to highlight wood as the ultimate ecofriendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise international awareness of the key role wood plays in a sustainable world. WWD serves as an important and relevant platform for international wood related artisans and devotees to explore the beauty and benefits of wood in different aspects of life.

As an element of WWD, IYAFMI gives young adults from around the globe an arena to showcase their talent designing and creating bespoke wooden items in both individual and collaborative spheres. Techniques are shared, exchanged and learned, appreciation and understanding of different cultures and influences are fast tracked and strong bonds are formed amongst the participants. Future further leadership opportunities are offered and widely sought.

In 2020, WWD celebrations will take place in Tokyo, Japan and the broad and encompassing theme for the event is “Legacy”.

All completed pieces will be exhibited at Bunkyo Civic Centre on March 20th – 22nd, a group presentation will be arranged for invitees to speak briefly about their design.

Cross-program collaboration with woodcarvers and woodturners for projects is available.

*To be eligible to participate, Invitees must have a Date of Birth after 21 March 1995.

All Invitees will have return airfares, transfers, accommodation, meals and admission costs paid for them plus an additional stipend to offset any additional costs.

The Individual project is a source of personal pride to Invitees which will result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Legacy” and a widely diverse range of projects.

IFSA has been invited to nominate four(4) participants to the event. To apply, please send a short email of expression of interest to [email protected] before 17.12.2019, 23:59 CET and you will receive a form to fill towards the completion of your application. You Must be a member of IFSA.

For more information, Please visit World Wood Day 2020