We are delighted to say that applications for Future Makers 2022 opened last week. With a total prize-fund of €25,000 and 26 awards and supports available, Future Makers is one of Europe’s largest prize-funded awards programmes.
As we look ahead to the 2022 programme, we are reminded of the opportunities that Future Makers presents.
Not only do the winners receive substantial funds and promotional opportunities, but they also qualify for the annual RDS Craft Awards competition, which awards five makers with €10,000 each.
We were delighted that the following Future Makers 2021 winners received an RDS Craft Award recently:
- Katharina Treml – Ceramics (Overall Winner in the Student Category)
- Amy Kerr – Textiles & Surface Design (Sustainable Design Award winner)
- Síofra Caherty – Fashion & Accessory Design
- Fintan Mulholland – Knitwear
- Laura Matikaite – Ceramics
This really brings home how impactful the Future Makers programme is and how it helps to elevate the careers of so many. It’s also critical that we as a community support programmes such as this, so that we continue to have a healthy pipeline of makers in Ireland.
To that end, we would kindly ask you to help us spread the word, that applications are now open, by liking and sharing our social media posts, or by sharing the details of the programme with your network.
If you are a student or emerging maker why not apply to this prestigious programme? You can enter for free at futuremakers.ie. and the closing date for applications is Friday 29th July 2022.