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types of members

types of members

types of members

Membership Types

There are several categories of Design-Nation Membership, to meet the needs of creatives at different stages of their careers and to reflect growing relationships with Design-Nation.  The first three are open to all qualifying applicants and application is by email using the downloadable packs from our main Membership page.

Full Members of our network are independently selected by a changing panel of Design-Nation expert eyes, brand ambassadors, Fellow members and staff.

Graduate Members apply for the same deadlines, but are not formally reviewed by our panel.

Associate Members – this category is new in 2021 and replaces out old Friends scheme. Associate membership is designed for those who do not qualify for or require Full Membership and are not recent Graduates. Application details to follow shortly.

From 2020 and in response to demand, selection takes place four times a year, with deadlines on the first day of February, May,  August and November.

Other types of membership include:

Fellow membership recognises those established makers and designers who have made significant contributions to the sector. Fellowship is awarded at our discretion from time to time and cannot be applied for.

We give selective Membership Awards each year through our partnerships with New Designers and retail fair organisers such as Tutton & Young who run the MADE MAKERS events.

Corporate Friends: this schemes is in development, please contact us for more information.

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