Eligibility criteria

Digital Desk by Michael Harris

Digital Desk by Michael Harris (2014 Future Makers Design Award winner)

Who can apply?

Students who are:

  • Over 18
  • Born in or resident (for a minimum of two years) in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Currently studying, training or undertaking an apprenticeship full-time in a design or craft based discipline.

Emerging practitioners who are:

  • Over 18
  • Born in or resident (for a minimum of two years) in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Recent graduates in the past 6 years from full-time study training or apprenticeship in a craft or design based discipline and who have established a craft or design enterprise in the past 6 years

Recognised Craft & Design Disciplines

Future Makers 2017, the following additional design disciplines are recognised:

  • Visual Communication
  • Product Design
  • Design for stage and screen / model making

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) recognise the following disciplines listed below as craft based practices

  • Basketry including: Rushworking
  • Bookbinding
  • Candlemaking
  • Ceramics including: Carved, Casting, Hand Built, Jiggered and Jolleyed, Thrown
  • Tilemaking
  • Mosaic
  • Fly tying
  • Fashion Design
  • Fresco Painting
  • Furniture Making including: metal and wooden, acrylic and polyester resin
  • Glassmaking including: blowing, casting, engraving, etching, fusing, mosaic, painting, enamelling, stained
  • Horology
  • Jewellery Making (Non-precious)
  • Jewellery Making/Goldsmithing Precious including: Chasing, enamelling, engraving, lapidary, repoussé
  • Leather working
  • Lettering Including: calligraphy, letter carving, letter cutting
  • Metal Working/largescale, non-precious including: casting enamelling, forging, welding, wire working
  • Mixed media Constructing
  • Musical Instrument Making
  • Paper Working including: Card making, Découpage, Papier Maché
  • Papermaking
  • Printmaking including: etching, lithography, screen-printing
  • Silversmithing / Hollowware
  • Soapmaking
  • Spinning
  • Stone Working including: carving, wall building
  • Tailoring
  • Textile making including: Felting, Knitted/Crocheted, macramé
  • Textile – Lace making including: Bobbin, Carrickmacross, and Limerick
  • Textile making – Millinery
  • Textile making – Surface patterned including: painting, batik, printing, devore
  • Textile making – stitching including: Applique, embroidery, needlepoint, patchworking, quilting
  • Textile making- Tufting
  • Textile making – Weaving: loom and tapestry
  • Thatching
  • Toymaking including automata making
  • Woodturning

Ineligible Applications

Applications will be considered ineligible if:

  • Your application or supporting information arrives after the submission deadline.
  • You don’t fill out all of the relevant sections of the application form or you don’t provide all of the information requested.
  • Your application does not fit the purpose of the specific award or grant.
  • Images submitted are not of recent work – Work submitted must be less than 2 years old.
  • Images submitted received a Future Makers support or award in 2014 or 2015.
  • You have commenced or completed the proposal prior to awards/supports being announced.
  • Your proposal is already being funded by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Terms & Conditions

Supports and awards are offered subject to the availability of funding.

Successful applicants must agree to:

  • Complete their proposed activity within one year from the date of notification of the award or support.
  • Provide a written report (template provided), in relation to the impact, benefits receiving the award or support had on their study, training or career.
  • Recipients of awards and supports over €500 may be required to make a presentation to their peers OR to Design & Crafts Council of Ireland members, guilds, associations & networks OR make a presentation at a future DCCoI seminar, conference or appropriate event. Note: Preparation of presentations will be with the support of DCCoI staff and will be discussed individually with each recipient.
  • Successful applicants must acknowledge the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland on any promotional material associated with their work.
  • The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland reserve the right to withdraw or redistribute funding in the event that applications received are not of sufficient quality.
All decisions in relation to Future Makers Awards and Supports 2017 are final.

Payment Terms

  • All applicants are required to supply a PPS number
  • Applicants must supply receipts for all costs related to support applications
  • 50% of supports will be paid on successful application
  • The final 50% will be paid on submission of receipts, written report and request for final drawdown

Complete their proposed activity within one year from the date of notification of the award or support.
Provide a written report (template provided), in relation to the impact, benefits receiving the award or support had on their study, training or career.
Recipients of awards and supports over €500 may be required to make a presentation to their peers OR to Crafts Council of Ireland members, guilds, associations & networks OR make a presentation at a future CCoI seminar, conference or appropriate event. Note: Preparation of presentations will be with the support of CCoI staff and will be discussed individually with each recipient.
Successful applicants must acknowledge the Crafts Council of Ireland on any promotional material associated with their work.
The Crafts Council of Ireland reserve the right to withdraw or redistribute funding in the event that applications received are not of sufficient quality.
 
 
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