Our mission is to support the next generation of makers, designers and craftspeople to take the step from training into enterprise.
Established in 2009, Future Makers is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe, creating a platform to showcase talent, as well as providing much needed financial support.
Divided into student and emerging practitioner categories, we support this crucial time in the career path of young designers.
I’m delighted to take part in these events, this is a sector that is really important. This is very much part of Ireland’s economic story and Ireland’s cultural story. Our creation and our design are fundamental to what we are as Irish people. As a department, we are invested in DCCI in supporting this sector in every way that we can
Minister Dara Calleary TD
Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation
Why apply to Future Makers?
- Win one of 26 awards of up to €3,500 to financially support your career
- Qualify for the annual RDS Craft Awards and a chance to win one of five awards of €10,000 each to support your future growth
- Achieve recognition for your talent, potential and creativity in your sector