iAtelier: Technology & Innovative Practice
OPEN CALL: Funded Opportunity for Designers and Craftspeople
In partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD), LIT has been named as the Irish host of iAtelier Online, a European funded programme aimed at aiding the adoption and use of ICT tools in craft work.
Coordinated by Crafting Europe, and taking place in eight countries across Europe, the programme is designed to encourage innovative forms of creation that integrate cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies into the practice of craft-making.
iAtelier Online is a funded programme to 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 from across Ireland and Europe.
Applications are now being sought for 20 participants from a Digital Design and/or Traditional Craft background to take part in ‘iAtelier Online’ at LSAD, LIT this April.
It is anticipated that this Expert webinars will be held over a series of 2 sessions per week over 5 weeks. Participants will be paid a stipend of €240 in total for participating in this Expert Talks Series.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (GMT) 17th February 2021
For further information or to apply to iAtelier please click HERE
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:
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 – The Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine
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 respective territories.