The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), which is headquartered in Kilkenny, 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.
Our vision is that Irish design and craft is recognised and valued worldwide for its excellence in craftsmanship, innovation and marketing. Our mission is to promote and stimulate the creative and commercial potential of Irish design and craft and to work in collaboration with strategic partners in the ongoing development and growth of the sector.
We provide a range of programmes, supports and services for designers and craftspeople, learners and teachers, retailers and gallerists, shoppers and collectors, media and partner organisations in order to raise the standard and profile of Irish design and craft. Our activities are funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.
We currently have over 75 member organisations and over 2,800 registered clients. You can view the Public Directory of Craftspeople where you can search for registered makers (who have opted to be listed in the public craft directory) by name, county, product and discipline as well as samples of their work. See also our list of membership organisations which includes design and craft Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS). DCCoI's shareholders are represented by member organisations and institutions whose membership includes voting rights at our AGM, see more details here.