Future Makers Awards & Supports 2020 Shortlist

Posted 25.11.20

Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s Future Makers fund of €25,000 recognises and supports emerging Irish designers and makers

Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s (DCCI) Future Makers Awards & Supports programme for 2020 has a prize fund totalling €25,000 this year, rewarding the next generation of Irish creatives and assisting them as they develop a career in the design and craft industry. Finalists have now been selected by Rachel Dickson, Dean of Academic Programmes at Central Saint Martins and Nigel Cheney, textile artist and designer.

Future Makers Awards & Supports was established in 2009 and is one of several DCCI initiatives supporting and investing in a new generation of talent in the design and craft sector. Divided into Emerging Makers & Recent Graduates and Student categories and covering a broad range of disciplines, the Future Makers programme recognises and rewards vision, innovation and excellence in both making and the creative process.

Previous winners and recipients of Future Makers Awards & Supports have established and developed careers across a wide breadth of design specialties in the creative sector. Former winners include fashion designers Izzy O’Reilly, Róisín pierce, Natalie B Coleman, and Sorcha O’Raghallaigh; jeweller Pierce Healy; leather artist Úna Burke; design studio Superfolk; and furniture designers Cillian Ó Súilleabháin and Alan Meredith[CG|D&CCI1] .

Winners will find out which award or support they have received at an online award ceremony on Wednesday, 2nd December hosted by DCCI Board member Toby Scott. The top prize for Emerging Makers is €3,500 and the top prize for Students/Recent Graduates is €2,500.

FINALISTS IN THE EMERGING MAKERS CATEGORY FOR 2020 ARE:

  • Egle Banyte
  • Olwen Bourke
  • Cathy Burke
  • Lydia Clayton
  • Fiona Daly
  • Kristina Finlay
  • Sam Gleeson
  • Genevieve Howard
  • Rebecca Marsden
  • Paul O’Brien
  • Laura Quinn
  • Stephanie Sloan
  • Kathleen Walsh

FINALISTS IN THE STUDENTS/RECENT GRADUATES CATEGORY FOR 2020 ARE:

  • Jennifer Alford
  • Ciara Allen
  • Maighréad Bussmann
  • Eve Doyle
  • Tom Langton
  • Antonio Julio López Castro
  • Megan Maguire
  • Gabrielle Malone
  • James McDonald
  • Zara McLaughlin
  • Jenny Mulligan
  • Muireann O’Riordan
  • Sophie Rouyer
  • Megan Shelley
  • Kate Spiers

Full details on the programme are available at www.futuremaker.ie

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