Since the establishment of CPCF 11 years ago, Cork Craft and Design has developed and grown to become a powerful and important advocate for craftspeople in Cork city and county. Our flagship event Cork Craft Month has been running successfully for the past 7 years and in that time, it has become a firm fixture in the Irish Creative calendar, raising the profile of Cork Craft both nationally and internationally.
Our Cork Craft & Design website and social media streams continue to showcase our members work to the world.
Cork Craft & Design aims to be as inclusive as possible, but it is essential that minimum standards of work are maintained in order to give the organization credibility and a ‘professional’ status.
Membership of Cork Craft & Design is open to:
Open to makers and designers who are Cork based.
Makers and designers who are based outside of Cork, but have a strong connection with Cork, may make a case, in writing, to the board, if they wish to be considered for membership.
Makers and designers who are normally registered with the DCCoI*
Any applicant refused will have the right to appeal directly to the board whose decision will be final. Once a member is accepted into membership she/he will continue to be a member as long as the annual subscription is paid when due.
A lapsed member will be eligible to apply to re-join the group; such applications will be treated as a new application for membership.
The operation of this will be as follows:
All applicants will be referred to the board and a recommendation made to the next board meeting as to their acceptance into membership.
*If an applicant is not registered with DCCoI the membership committee can recommend to the board to accept or refuse an applicant for membership depending on the quality of the applicants work.
Benefits of CCD membership include –
Access to direct selling opportunities through CCD pop up shops throughout the city and county during Cork Craft Month.**
Access to direct selling opportunities through CCD Retail outlets and events.**
The opportunity to submit work for the prestigious annual Cork Craft Month exhibition , with the opportunity to sell your work there**.
Publicity and promotion through the press releases and photo calls throughout the year.
Online promotion showcasing your work through our CCD Website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, with a new Website and Pinterest account coming online in 2015.
Access, support, and regular updates from administrative staff at Cork Craft & Design.
Access to a new CCD photography scheme offering subsidised photo sessions with a professional photographer to all members ensuring you have professional images for promotion purposes.
Networking opportunities with other members.
Cork Craft and Design provides many opportunities to raise your profile and expand your CV.
**Unlike many galleries and other organisations CCD take a minimum commission at our pop up events assuring the craft worker greater income.
If you’d like to become a member of this vibrant and growing organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the application form below .
Cork Craft and Design Membership Application Form