Design & Crafts Council of Ireland announces 23 winners and recipients of FUTURE MAKERS AWARDS & SUPPORTS 2017
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Programme recognises and supports emerging Irish designers and makers with a fund totalling €22,500
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) announced the 23 students and emerging makers who have received awards and support through the organisation’s Future Makers programme at a ceremony today. With a total fund of €22,500 for 2017, Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of the largest prize-funded award programmes in Europe for students and emerging makers. This DCCoI initiative rewards the next generation of Irish creatives at a key stage in their professional development, helping them to develop a career in the craft and design industry.
Following a call-out for entries in April, 93 applications were received and assessed by judges Clive Fiddis, former Course Director in Contemporary Applied Art and Joint Chair of the Irish Ceramic Education programme, and celebrated stylist Aisling Farinella. Of those, 43 were short-listed and the 23 winners and recipients were announced by DCCoI Chair Breege O’Donoghue at a presentation ceremony in The Dean Hotel, Dublin, this evening.