Are you a maker, designer or craftsperson who would like to be involved?


Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), supported by Creative Ireland, is commissioning online content that will ‘Get Ireland Making’. We hope this will provide inspiration to our friends and families and highlight the talent and skills of you, our makers.

Updated 25 May: Over the coming weeks Get Ireland Making will focus on the development and delivery of content for live workshops (webinars) only. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in hosting a live workshop via Zoom. These live workshops can be aimed at either adults/students/makers or children. You can see a schedule of upcoming live workshops here. As we have a backlog of video content we cannot accept proposals of this nature for the moment.

DCCI invites applications from clients and member organisations to develop digital content for a series of online activities, video interviews and live classes.

Initially Get Ireland Making will focus on the development of recorded workshops, live workshops and short craft hacks that will engage children, young people and adults in home-based making activities. As the initiative develops, we aim to supplement material with interviews and inspirational pieces by makers.

Right now, we are looking for:

  • Craft Hacks suitable for children: These will be edited (by DCCI) to 1 minute in length aimed at social media (Note: Your recorded footage should be circa 6 minutes)
  • Children and Young People Mini Workshops – These will be edited (by DCCI)  to circa 5 minutes in length and shared online via web and media. (Note: Your recorded footage should be circa 20 - 30 minutes)
  • Children, Young People and Adult Workshops – These will be edited (by DCCI) to circa 20 -30 minutes in length (Note: Your recorded footage should be circa 60 -  90 minutes)
  • DCCI may invite applicants to host live demonstrations via Webinar. These should be circa 30 mins in length. Experience of delivering workshops is essential and all live sessions must be fully prepared in advance.

Content Focus:

  • Content should be engaging, inspirational and fun.
  • Content should be easy to undertake in home environments using available or recycled materials. Materials lists must be provided separately as these will be uploaded in advance of live workshops.
  • For more advanced workshops you may suggest where participants can get materials on-line, but significant notice would be required for this.
  • Content should be clearly targeted to specific age groups.
  • Content can be in any craft or design discipline.


  • Download a guidance document on creating digital content at home here.
  • All footage received will be professionally edited by DCCI’s media partner.
  • Some audio recording equipment may be made available to successful applicants. This must be returned to DCCI.
  • A selection of digital content will be featured on and across media channels. Please note, DCCI are partnering with RTÉ during the COVID-19 crisis, no royalties are applicable for content. Copyright is retained by the originator and made available for use by DCCI and Get Ireland Making partners.
  • DCCI is organising a series of webinars. Click link for further details of our upcoming Webinar Training sessions (you can play back previous sessions here too).


DCCI will pay the following rates for the generation of digital content by DCCI clients & members:

  • A maximum of €150 for content up to 30 minutes (edited from 60 -  90 minutes of footage).
  • A scaled rate for content of shorter duration.
  • €150 for 30 minute webinar sessions. These will be recorded.
  • In the event that a series is commissioned, the rate will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process:

To apply simply complete the application form with your proposal or idea and hit submit! 

If you have several ideas you can include these on one application form.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We have a rolling deadline for submission of the application form; please submit proposals by Tuesday evening for assessment on Wednesday / Thursday and delivery the following week. Once you submit you will get an automated acknowledgement. Let us know if you don’t and always be sure to check you spam folder before you make contact at:

If you have difficulties with the application email us:

If you have questions check our FAQ document. If it doesn’t have the answer you need let us know by email:

Finally please help us to promote Irish Craft and Design across the Island and #getirelandmaking