The Design & Crafts Council Ireland's (DCCI) Education Panel is a key resource that assists in the successful delivery and development of our education programmes.

The Education Panel is an important resource of experienced designers and craftspeople who are passionate about their practice and committed to sharing their expertise with others. The Education Panel deliver educational projects for people of all ages and abilities. The reach of the panel is wide with makers from across Ireland represented. Activities include schools programmes, demonstrations, practical workshops and talks. All DCCI Education Panel members are vetted and child protection trained. DCCI also provides annual subsidised Continued Professional Development (CPD) for the panel. This CPD is designed to keep panel members up to date with best practice, provide opportunities for them to up skill in facilitation and delivery of educational activities and importantly to network with their peers.

Looking for a facilitator for your organisation or event?

The details of many members of the DCCI Education panel are available online. You are free to contact a panel member and offer them a project or piece of work which is outside of their activities with the DCCI. This arrangement is between you and the maker, DCCI will not act as an intermediary unless it is an agreed partnership project. Find details of crafts people and designers in your area on the DCCI Education Panel here

Becoming part of the DCCI Education Panel:

DCCI invests significantly in the Education Panel and therefore we update the DCCI Education Panel approximately every three years. This is done through an open call process. On occasion a limited callout may be issued where DCCI is seeking makers in a particular area or working in a specific craft/design discipline.