Get Ireland Making: Open Call to GANS for Heritage Week

Posted 09.07.20

Get Ireland Making: Open Call for Heritage Week - Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 July at 5pm

As part of National Heritage Week 2020, DCCI is excited to announce that they have teamed up with The Heritage Council to celebrate all things heritage and craft.This will be included in the Get Ireland Making initiative led by Design & Crafts Council Ireland as part of a Government-led interagency campaign to support Ireland’s cultural and creative practitioners. Supported by Creative Ireland and Healthy Ireland it aims to share the skills of our talented craftspeople and designers with communities across Ireland.

DCCI is commissioning makers and in particular, Guilds, across Ireland to share their knowledge of materials and process through engaging videos. DCCI and The Heritage Council would like to see applications for video content that combines traditional craft skills (including skills that are endangered), showcases the handing down of skills, and relates to the Heritage Week topic ‘Learning Skills from our Heritage'. 


The range of craft disciplines that can be covered may include:

  • weaving/spinning
  • printing
  • basket making
  • lacemaking
  • blacksmithing

Examples of style for videos includes:
Crafting a Bespoke Knife with Hugo Byrne Bespoke knife handmade by Hugo Byrne in Limerick City using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques.

More about National Heritage Week
National Heritage Week will take place 15-23 August 2020. The week brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions on social gatherings, this year, rather than inviting communities to host Heritage Week events, The Heritage Council is inviting communities around the country to undertake projects that explore a topic associated with this year’s theme – ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’.

Email for further details.


**The Closing Date has been extended to Monday 27 July at 12noon**

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 July at 5pm. Heritage Week takes places from 15-23 August 2020, so all content will need to be delivered for editing by Thursday 30 July.

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