The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is the main champion of the design and craft industry in Ireland, fostering its growth and commercial strength, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality design, innovation and competitiveness. DCCI's activities are funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.
In collaboration with partner organisations, DCCI convened Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.
- Our History
- Our Role, responsibilities and functions
- Our Governance
- Our Team
- Our Strategic Plans
- Our Annual Reports
- Our Location and Contact Details
- Our Service Charter
The Crafts Council of Ireland, now trading as the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, was established in 1971. Key dates in our history can be viewed in our Annual Report.
Our Role, responsibilities and functions
The roles within the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland can be viewed on our 'What We Do' page.
The Board of Directors of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is made up of both Ministerial nominees and elected members. The Board of DCCI is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and to ensuring that the principle of value for money is applied throughout all the organisation’s activities, in order to generate ongoing return on investment of the funds provided to us through Enterprise Ireland. The warrant of appointment to the Board of DCCI is issued by the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and lasts for 3 years, exactly the same term as the design and craft representatives elected at the AGM by our membership organisations. Meet our Board Members here.
Meet the DCCI team here and find the relevant person for your query.
Our Strategic Plans
Publications outlining the strategic plans of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland over a stated period of time are available here.
Our Annual Reports
Annual Reports published by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland are available here.
Our Location and Contact Details
The Design & Crafts Council Ireland offices are located right beside the National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, which is opposite Kilkenny Castle.
Design & Crafts Council Ireland, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland.
See the team email contacts list here.
Main Telephone Line: +353 56 776 1804
For a direct line, find the relevant person to contact and their direct line here.
Our Service Charter
Read our Service Charter here.