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GANS Directory

Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS) play a pivotal role in DCCI’s activities and supports in Ireland.

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is a limited company and its shareholders are represented by membership organisations called Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS). GANS share DCCI’s aims and objectives and are involved in the promotion of contemporary and traditional design and craft.

The engagement of DCCI’s member organisations and its registered clients is instrumental in informing its strategic plans for developing the design and craft sector and in enabling the delivery of many DCCI initiatives across the island of Ireland.

Membership organisations meet collectively with DCCI several times a year and have voting rights at DCCI’s Annual General Meeting. They can also avail of the supports specifically available to them through DCCI.

Find a Guild, Association, Network or Society in your area and contact them to get involved in your local craft community.

Regional GANS:

Borris Lacemakers

Borris Lacemakers

Lace

Inside Craft

Inside Craft

Tourism

Clare Crafts

Clare Crafts

Crafts

Benchspace Cork

Benchspace Cork

workbenches
Cork Craft & Design

Cork Craft & Design

Craftspeople
Cork Textiles Network

Cork Textiles Network

Textiles
Crawford College of Art and Design

Crawford College of Art and Design

Education
Society of Cork Potters

Society of Cork Potters

Pottery
West Cork Craft & Design Guild

West Cork Craft & Design Guild

ceramics, glass, wood, metal and textiles

Donegal Designer Makers

Donegal Designer Makers

jewellery, ceramics, weaving, knitwear, furniture and wood

National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

Education
Peannairí

Peannairí

calligraphers
Royal Dublin Society

Royal Dublin Society

Crafts Competition and exhibition
The Design Tower

The Design Tower

Artist's residency
The National Print Museum

The National Print Museum

Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish

Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI)

Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI)

Irish Countrywomen’s Association

Irish Countrywomen’s Association

Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD)

Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD)

Na Píobairí Uilleann

Na Píobairí Uilleann

The B!G Idea

The B!G Idea

Ceardlann Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Ceardlann Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

Exhibitions, workshops
Headford Lace Project

Headford Lace Project

Lace
Mosaic Artists Association Ireland

Mosaic Artists Association Ireland

Mosaic
making.ie

making.ie

Original Kerry

Original Kerry

craft making experiences

Original Kildare

Original Kildare

Designers, Creators and Makers

MADE in Kilkenny

MADE in Kilkenny

Exhibitions, christmas pop-up shop, craft trail
Irish Jewellers and Silversmiths Guild

Irish Jewellers and Silversmiths Guild

Jewellery & Silversmithing

The Leitrim Design House

The Leitrim Design House

Retail, exhibitions, training programmes

BY DESIGN - A Local Story

BY DESIGN - A Local Story

gift gallery
Limerick School of Art and Design

Limerick School of Art and Design

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programme

Bridge Street Studios

Bridge Street Studios

Exhibitions, classes, commissions
Creative Spark

Creative Spark

not-forprofit social enterprise
Louth Craftmark Designers Network

Louth Craftmark Designers Network

Designers Network

Offaly Crafty

Offaly Crafty

Made in Sligo

Made in Sligo

craft workers
ATU St Angelas

ATU St Angelas

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Made in Westmeath

Made in Westmeath

New Ross Needlecraft Ltd. (The Ros Tapestry)

New Ross Needlecraft Ltd. (The Ros Tapestry)

Tapestry
The Makers House

The Makers House

craft and design
Wexford Craft Trail

Wexford Craft Trail

Exhibitions and promotional events

Wicklow Craft Foundation

Wicklow Craft Foundation

Craft Practitioners

Association of LEOs

Association of LEOs

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GANS Events

Our GANS Organisation often run or facilitate events in their discipline for both DCCI members and the general public to attend.

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