Design-Nation delivers a UK-wide & international programme that empowers designer-makers to build, sustain and develop innovative creative practices.
Building on almost a quarter of century of expert experience, Design-Nation delivers projects and activities that are tailored to support the needs of creative businesses in craft & design at every stage of career.
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, Collect, and retail opportunities at The Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design
Connection with our Design-Nation Cluster Hub Network, giving local 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 regular members-only bulletin
Design-Nation’s Buddy Scheme
Special interest groups on Sustainability & Ethical Practice, and Neurodiversity
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.