Becoming a registered client or membership organisation of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) gives you the opportunity to avail of the many support and development programmes below that DCCI has to offer.
Business & Market Development Programmes
Design4Growth aims to incentivise microbusinesses to engage with designers and assist participating companies in applying the effective use of design in developing their businesses. The programme is delivered on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, the Design & Crafts Council Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices. See our Opportunities section for relevant call-outs.
Design Ireland is a brand dedicated to promoting the breadth and quality of Irish design and craft to global and Irish audiences. The Design Ireland identity is featured on DCCI exhibitions at trade shows, in-store point-of-sale material and promotional campaigns. The accompanying website DesignIreland.ie discovers and shares ideas, inspiration and information on talented Irish designers and where to buy their work either online or in listed shops. DesignIreland.ie
CRAFT, DESIGN & BUSINESS MENTORS
The DCCI mentoring programme provides craft and design businesses with tailored support from a range of experts in design, production, business, marketing, branding and craft-specific technical expertise. Mentoring is delivered one to one or in group settings. Registered client enterprises can apply for mentoring throughout the year.
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Enterprise Development Workshops cover topics that have been identified by DCCI as relevant to the ongoing development of craft and design enterprises. These workshops are organised by DCCI, often in partnership with Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and advertised on specific dates and times in various locations in Ireland. See our Opportunities section for relevant call-outs.
BUILDING CRAFT AND DESIGN ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICES
The Building Craft and Design Enterprise Programme, in partnership with Local Enterprise Offices, is a premium package of support tailored for designer-makers to boost their product in the marketplace through a series of design-led workshops. During the programme, participants undertake market research, engage in design-focused workshops and learn about branding, costing, promotion and strategies to expand existing market channels. See our Opportunities section for relevant call-outs.