iAtelier: Technology & Innovative Practice
OPEN CALL: Funded Opportunity for Designers and Craftspeople
We are excited to announce that as part of an International partnership project, funded by Creative Europe, Crafting Europe is looking for 20 participants in eight countries to take part in ‘iAtelier’. iAtelier’s funded programme will create a craft/product innovation springboard by providing participants with free training, access to new tools and opportunities to network with designers, craftspeople and experts.
Led by Design & Crafts Council Ireland, and taking place in eight countries across Europe, Crafting Europe is designed to encourage innovative forms of creation that integrate cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies into the practice of craft-making.
DEADLINE FOR OPEN CALL: Originally March 2020. Due to COVID-19 this open call was postponed. New dates coming soon.
Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD), LIT in partnership with DCCI has been named as the Irish host of iAtelier, a European funded programme aimed at aiding the adoption and use of ICT tools in craft work.
What is Crafting Europe?
Supported by Creative Europe, the ‘Crafting Europe’ project was inspired by the need to build capacity within the crafts sector across Europe. Led by Design & Crafts Council Ireland, it is a partnership between nine expert organisations across Europe.
The Crafting Europe project will focus on three main areas:
2. ICT Tools
3. Business Tools
This phase of the project provides a unique opportunity for designers/makers with ambition to learn new skills, combining digital fabrication technologies with traditional skills. In particular it will encourage innovative forms of creation that integrate cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies into the practice of craft-making.
Crafting Europe will run from September 2019 to September 2022.
The Partners involved in the project are;
1. IE – Design and Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI)
2. IT – Artex
3. UK – Crafts Council (CCUK)
4. IE – Limerick Institute of Technology (IE)
5. PT – CEARTE
6. ES – EOI-Fundesarte
7. NL – Crafts Council Netherlands (CCNL)
8. UKR – Ukraine Chamber of Crafts (AUNA)
9. GA – Georgian Arts and Culture Centre (GACC)
Each of the project partners have been selected as they bring unique knowledge and skills from their