Register with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) 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 DCCI services and programmes.

Professional Design/Maker Registration entitles participants to:

  • have a business page on the DCCI website directory (Public Directory of Craftspeople) *see note below
  • receive DCCI's e-newsletter CRAFTlink*
  • participate in DCCI 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 Ireland's projects and programmes

Semi-professional Designer/Maker

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

Semi-professional Design/Maker Registration entitles participants to:

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

Student

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

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

DCCI 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 DCCI does not generate nor is it responsible for creating or maintaining an individual’s profile contents.

* To unsubscribe from DCCI e-newsletters simply hit the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email or email ciaragannon@dcci.ie opt out.

Application Forms

To receive an application form please contact:

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

You can now type your details within the PDF form, save the completed PDF form and submit to us as an email attachment to registration@dcci.ie. Please note that the Registration Panel typically meets 4 - 6 times a year to review new applications so there may be a 10 - 14 weeks processing time. If there is an urgency to your application (e.g. if being a registered client is part of the criteria for participating in a specific event or programme), please submit your application to maryw@dcci.ie, copying registration@dcci.ie and stating the urgency of your request in your email.

Download the DCCI Professional/Semi-Professional Registration Form here

Download the DCCI Craft Enthusiast/Student Registration form here

Become a DCCI Membership Organisation 

Find out how to become a DCCI Membership Organisation here