Louise Allen, Head of Innovation and Development Programmes at DCCI, said: “Design & Crafts Council Ireland is delighted to be part of this Government-led initiative. It’s a wonderful way to support the areas of culture and creativity during these challenging times. Get Ireland Making aims to bring the skills and talents of Ireland’s craftspeople and designers directly into our homes.
Working together with our partners across Government, with RTÉ and other cultural organisations, it has been exciting to watch the GetIrelandMaking programme evolve with videos for special events such as Cruinniú n nÓg, National Design & Craft Gallery’s Generation exhibition, Cork Craft Month and Heritage Week. The DCCI aims to continue to support the ethos of Get Ireland Making by showcasing and supporting our makers through future collaborations and linking in with key events to further promote the initiative and reach new audiences.
Through Get Ireland Making, the Irish public now have a host of instructional videos and resources for educators that can be viewed again and again and will inform and engage the public, teachers, makers and future generations of craftspeople for years to come.
Find out more about Let’s Get Ireland Making here.