Switch off and get creative: Kilkenny-based Design and Crafts Council Ireland launches ‘Keep Well’ campaign
The Kilkenny-based Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) has launched an innovative new drive to bring the skills and talents of Ireland’s craftspeople into homes and communities across the country.
A series of online videos, workshops and activities, involving Ireland’s designers, makers and member organisations – Guilds, Associations, Networks and Societies (GANS) will be made available online and free to the public as part of the national ‘Keep Well’ campaign.
The Government and Kilkenny County Council has joined forces with DCCI to promote awareness of the campaign, which runs from this month until next March.
The “Keep Well” campaign is part of the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19.
DCCI, which is headquartered in the Castle Yard (pictured), is focusing on the campaign’s focus on ‘Switching off and Being Creative’. This programme encourages people at home to switch off, get creative, and learn something new. It offers people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to engage with a series of creative activities, both online and onsite at public locations – all designed to promote wellbeing and resilience during the pandemic.
DCCI chief executive Rosemary Steen said: ‘Through our various programmes we understand first-hand the impact that creativity through craft and design has on the overall wellbeing of citizens in our communities both at local and national level. The ’Keep Well’ campaign helps us to provide vital opportunities for public engagement with DCCI Members and Membership organisations through education and outreach.”
For more details, visit: http://dcci.ie/keepwell