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MEMBERSHIP - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

MEMBERSHIP - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

MEMBERSHIP - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Membership

Design-Nation delivers a UK-wide & international programme that empowers designer-makers to build, sustain and develop innovative creative practices.

Building on 20+ years of expert experience, Design-Nation delivers projects and activities that are tailored to support the needs of creative business members at every stage of career.

For £120 +VAT each year, Design-Nation offers:

    • Brand accreditation
    • Critical feedback and professional development advice from our team, partners, and expert selection panels
    • Profile and exposure through our online portfolio
    • Promotion through the Design-Nation newsletter, blog, and social media channels
    • Tailored support for your individual practice via diagnostic action plans and in-depth one-to-ones on key issues
    • Discounted group exhibition opportunities at trade & retail fairs and live & online events
    • Major exhibition opportunities such as London Craft Week, London Design Festival and Collect Exhibition and retail opportunities at
The Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design
    • Connection with local Design-Nation Cluster Hubs, giving opportunities to collaborate on creative development projects, exhibitions, and events
    • Networking and membership events
    • Up-to-date information on UK craft and design opportunities and news including a fortnightly member bulletin
    • Design-Nation’s Buddy Scheme and Sustainability & Ethical Practice Group
    • Design-Nation’s CPD programme —
creative retreats, study & industry days, events, talks, lectures, awards, workshops, courses, enhanced membership programme, targeted support programmes for new start-ups, emerging and established members.

We also offer Graduate and Associate Membership for new and emerging designer-makers and students. Fees start from £40 + VAT each year.

Additional costs apply for some programme features.

Applications are received each February, May, August & November and reviewed by an expert independent panel.

Click here for more information and to download an application pack. Read what our members say about us. And if you have any questions, do ask us.

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