European Artistic Crafts Days 2019

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland is inviting Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS) and craft studios to participate in European Artistic Crafts Days 2019.

If you are organising any events or have open studios from 1st to 7th April 2019, we would be delighted to promote them on the Craft in Ireland website and social pages (Twitter / Facebook) as part of this initiative. We will also include links and hashtags, such as #EuropeForCulture where relevant.

If you are interested in getting involved please click HERE to register your event – please mention EACD on your event and we will add the logo to your advertisement.

For more information about EACD:

European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD) were created in 2002 upon the request of the French government to derive value from the nation’s enormous intangible assets as a way to highlight its living heritage. They are organised by the National Institute of Arts and Crafts (INMA) in France. Due to the success of these days in France, they now take place across Europe on the first weekend in April with 20 European countries taking part in 2018, and have become a major international event dedicated to and celebrating crafts. In 2017, events took place in Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Amsterdam, Florence, Ireland and Geneva and many more areas. These cultural economic and tourism days brought together over 9,600 special events highlighting crafts in Europe. EACD offers the opportunity to learn more about our country and the regions in an original way that brings people together through the prism of the arts and crafts, sharing, exchanging, and learning through a dynamic sector from skilled craft makers in action.

Please see link for further information HERE.

The theme for 2019

Promote the imprint of the crafts as local signatures,
Promote contemporary know-how, inherited from yesterday, reinvented today and mastered by talented professionals


1st - 7th April 2019

If you are organising any events or have open studios, we will highlight them on the Craft in Ireland website.

To register your event, please visit here.

2019 Events

Event Venue County
Traditional Crafts and Contemporary Skills National Design & Craft Gallery Kilkenny

Ceramics Open Studio

Ulster University, Belfast School of Art


Open Studio Days

Dublin Creative Textiles


Adirondack Chair Making Course

Bevel Woodworking School Wexford

Meet the Maker

The Leitrim Design House Leitrim

Beginning to Weave

Irish Fibre Crafters Galway

Headford Lacemakers Gathering

Foxford Woollen Mills Mayo

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Menlo Park Hotel Galway
Clay / Glass / Metal / Other / Paper / Textiles / Wood

This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

Spread the Word


01 to 07 April 2019

Further Information

Mary Whelan, Client Liaison, DCCoI
(056) 779 6131

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