Established in 2005, Cork Craft & Design (CCD) brings together the very best of Cork’s unique and excellent Irish craft and design tradition. It is dedicated to promoting quality Irish craft and design to global and Irish audiences. A social enterprise and membership organisation, Cork Craft & Design supports and promotes professional and semi-professional craft and design makers living in Cork city and county. It brings together makers across Cork to build business opportunities — nationwide and worldwide — for the sector, to promote Irish craft, increase the range of supports available to members, and engage as many people as possible in the story of Irish craft locally. Cork Craft & Design provides networking, retail sales and exhibition opportunities for its makers. Its goal is to ensure that Cork is nationally and internationally recognised as a destination for making, seeing, collecting, buying and learning about excellence in contemporary and traditional craft.
Cork Craft & Design holds the celebratory festival, Cork Craft Month every August to shine a spotlight on the creative craft heroes of Cork. This year over 70 events will take place over the 31 day period. There is great variety in the types of events offered from exhibitions, studio trails, demonstrations and Meet the Maker sessions to family friendly days. The calendar features something for everyone to enjoy.
Additionally, this year for the first time, Cork Craft & Design will be working closely with our colleagues in the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Craft Northern Ireland, to roll out the inaugural National Craft Month, including a nationwide programme of events. We look forward to seeing the whole of the country embrace their local crafts just like the people of Cork do every August. We hope you will join us in celebration of our talented makers this August, be it physically or virtually, and we hope you are inspired by the creativity.
Cork Craft Month is proudly supported by: The Local Enterprise Office’s, The Design & Craft Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, Creative Ireland, Cork City Council, Fáilte Ireland, The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, The Cork Education & Training Board and MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.