Register with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and take part in the supports and services on offer.

Currently there are four levels of registration as outlined below.

Professional Designer / Maker

Suitable for Professional Designers/Craftspeople. Enables participants to engage in all DCCoI services and programmes.

Professional Design/Maker Registration entitles participants to:

  • have a business page on the DCCoI website directory (Public Directory of Craftspeople) *see note below
  • receive DCCoI's e-newsletter CRAFTlink*
  • participate in DCCoI insurance schemes: VHI Health Insurance, Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance
  • qualify for a special energy-saving audit with Utilitywise
  • receive notice of and participate in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's projects and programmes

Semi-professional Designer/Maker

Suitable for Semi-professional Designers/Craftspeople.  Enables participants to engage in all DCCoI services and programmes.

Semi-professional Design/Maker Registration entitles participants to:

  • receive DCCoI's e-newsletter CRAFTlink*
  • participate in DCCoI insurance schemes: VHI Health Insurance, Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance
  • qualify for a special energy-saving audit with Utilitywise.
  • receive notice of and participate in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's projects and programmes

Design/Craft Enthusiast

Suitable for start-up businesses, hobbyists, employees of a registered designer/craftsperson

Design/Craft Enthusiast Registration entitles participants to:

  • receive DCCoI's e-newsletter CRAFTlink*
  • participate in DCCoI insurance schemes: VHI Health Insurance, Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance
  • attend and participate in some DCCoI events: seminars, lectures, exhibitions etc.

Student

Suitable for students of recoginsed 3rd level colleges and past graduates of DCCoI courses

  • Design/Craft Enthusiast Registration entitles participants to:
  • receive DCCoI's e-newsletter CRAFTlink*
  • participate in DCCoI insurance schemes: VHI Health Insurance, Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance
  • attend and participate in some DCCoI events: seminars, lectures, exhibitions etc.

Registration process

Once you meet the criteria and your application is received, it will be reviewed by our Registration Application Review Panel. 

Your application will be scored on the following:

  • Technical / design skills
  • Quality of product and finish
  • Quality of business plan
  • Quality of images submitted

Currently, registration is free.

*Public Directory of Craftspeople

DCCoI provides the Public Directory of Craftspeople as a platform for its Professional Designer/Maker registered clients who have opted in to be part of this public directory. The Public Directory of Craftspeople is intended to be of use to the general public and those seeking further information on craftspeople or craft work in Ireland. The information and images contained in the directory are supplied by the craftspeople and DCCoI does not generate nor is it responsible for creating or maintaining an individual’s profile contents.

* To unsubscribe from DCCoI e-newsletters simply hit the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email or email emma@dccoi.ie to opt out.

Application Forms

To receive an application form please contact:

Registration Team
T: + 353 (0)56 7796140
E: registration@dccoi.ie

You can now type your details within the PDF form, save the completed PDF form and simply email it back to us at registration@dccoi.ie. (Please note that there may be an 8 - 12 week processing time for new applications).

Download the DCCoI Professional/Semi-Professional
Registration Form here

Download the DCCoI Craft Enthusiast/Student
Registration form here

 

Become a DCCoI Membership Organisation 

Find out how to become a DCCoI Membership Organisation here