LEO/DCCI Craft & Design Enterprise Programmes 2021

A Design Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) and National Local Enterprise Office (LEO) initiative supporting the Craft and Design sector.

Are you an ambitious craftworker or designer looking to inject fresh new ideas and more structure into your enterprise? Do you believe you need to work smarter to better develop a sustainable business in a changing world? 

The upcoming GetSet Programme or the Building a Craft & Design Enterprise Programme may be of interest to you.

1)  GetSet Programme  - premium package of support tailored for design makers to boost their product in the market place through a series of design-led workshops.

2)  Building a Craft & Design Enterprise (BCDE)
The BCDE programme could be exactly what you need to recognize opportunities, boost your work in the market place through focused design-led workshops. Since 2015 almost 400 talented craft and design enterprises, from all over Ireland, have become part of the BCDE family. Graduates of the programme have gone on to heighten their profile, increase their market share, explore new markets, and significantly improved online presence. The programme has always been adaptable to the needs and disciplines of participants while recognising ongoing changes in the marketplace. In 2020 the programmes were a much-needed support and help to designers while navigating unprecedented challenges during the pandemic.

Fees: These programmes are heavily subsidised for successful applicants i.e.

GetSet Programme subsidised fee is €30

-  BCDE Programme subsidised fee is €50

Deadline: Closing date for applications is 14th June. For more details click on the relevant application below.

Building Craft and Design Enterprise Programme Logo              Getstart Programme Logo


The above applications are through LEO Galway's Submit.com account as they are the programme co-ordinator.  

Queries on both programmes can be sent to Emer Ferran, DCCI at emer@dcci.ie