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Our governing partners

DCCI works with key government departments, agencies and associations to develop and implement programmes for the design and craft sector.

Growing the design sector in Ireland

We are developing a network of clusters with relevant partners to support the growth and development of the design and craft sector.

This includes cultural mapping on a regional basis, in partnership with a committee of Leader companies, to develop an infrastructure of creative hubs that provide facilities, networks and services for existing and emerging design and craft collectives.

We are also working on developing links to industry and expertise that will foster the innovative development and potential of the design and crafts sector and undertaking research to identify industry expertise, equipment and facilities.


Exporting Irish design

We are developing links through EU programmes and the World Crafts Council to enable greater mobility, access to information and development of export markets for Irish design and craft.


Action plan

We are working to drive policy research in the area of SME internationalisation and networking. We also gather EU data and links on new technology and innovation relevant to the sector.

We will continue to work closely with Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment to deliver our commitments to the Action Plan for Jobs and to provide practical and effective supports that benefit the design and craft sector.
Our Brands

Design Ireland

DCCI’s Design Ireland is a premium brand, showcasing the range and quality of Irish design and craft to a global and Irish audience.

Shop Design Ireland