How to apply

Image: Ceramic work by Owen Quinlan, Innovation Award Future Makers winner (2013)

Image: Ceramic work by Owen Quinlan, Innovation Award Future Makers winner (2013)

Applications 2017

The application process is an ONLINE application procedure. We have put together a sample document which you can use to prepare for making your online application.

Please note that once you begin to apply online, you will need to complete the application in one sitting, so we recommend that you look at preparing your information in advance.

If you run into any difficulties check the content on the pages and blog posts.

You can also talk with other applicants and previous winners on our Facebook page. In fact, check our all of our social media sites by following the links on this page.

How can I apply to Future Makers?

Step 1

Check to ensure that you are eligible. Check the details on our Eligibility Criteria page.

Step 2

Make sure you are a registered client of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. You can do this by downloading the DCCoI Registration form here.

Step 3

Become a fan of our Future Maker Facebook page and join our group. Follow us on Twitter to ensure you are up to date with all the latest news, tips, video interviews and event information.

Step 4

Before you start your application online, give some thought to the following:

  • What is the purpose of your application
  • What sets you apart in your craft/ design work
  • Where do you see the direction of your work going in the future
  • How will a Future Maker Award or Support enable you to fulfill your creative dream and take you to the next professional level
  • A sensible budget of what you will need financially to achieve this

Step 5

Make sure you have included all of the required supporting images of your work and that they are clearly labeled before you upload them. Always choose clear, concise images that are on a clean, plain  background.

For more information on how to produce good images for assessment, check out DCCoI guidelines in the link below:

Click to view our application guidelines.

Step 6

You can apply online directly from the Future Makers website before the closing date of 5pm on Friday 21st April 2017

The online application will go live in March 2017, so keep an eye on the Future Makers website



About Futuremakers

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's "Future Makers Awards and Supports" provide support for the next generation of makers to learn, experience, investigate, develop, create and shape the future of Irish craft. Future Makers fund: research, training, residencies, materials, exhibitions and much more.

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