GET IRELAND MAKING: Open Call to DCCI Members to Create Digital Content

Posted 03.04.20

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.

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.


  • DCCI is working with a professional digital media company. A guidance document on creating digital content at home will be available from Tuesday, April 7th.
  • 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 website and across media channels.
  • DCCI is organising a series of webinars. You can register for our upcoming Webinar on Wednesday 8th April at 3pm: Producing video for Websites and Social Media, by Aidan Geraghty. Click link for further details of our upcoming Webinar Training sessions.


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

  • €50 - Short clip (Craft Hacks) - 1 minute edited, up to 6 mins of footage
  • €80 - Medium clip (Mini workshop) - 5 minutes edited, up to 30 mins of footage
  • €150 - Full session (Workshop) – 20 - 30 minutes edited, up to 90 mins of footage
  • In the event that a series is commissioned, the rate will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
  • €150 – Webinar sessions. These will be recorded.

If you have existing videos of talks, demos or workshops let us know. We would love to profile you as part of Get Ireland Making across our media channels.

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. Once you submit you will get an automated acknowledgement. Let us know if you don’t, as 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, let you need let us know by email:

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


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