Leading UK Craft & Design Organisations Merge. Membership application process OPEN!
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Leading UK Craft & Design Organisations Merge

Design-Nation and Design Factory unveil a bright new future! Read the full press release here

Here's what our members think:

"With so many organisations in the Creative sector feeling the pressures of the current economic climate, I'm proud to be part of a team that is future proofing itself with this well thought through merger. I feel that together we'll have a stronger voice, and all the members will benefit from having unified support from this proven team." - Angie Parker, textile designer and Design-Nation member.

"I'm really looking forward to how the new mix of members is going to boost my creativity; with new collaborations and a fresh look at exhibitions and events. I'm excited that the merger will build on Design Factory's excellent work so far and that it will continue to unite members from all over the UK, breaking down the North-South divide." Stuart Akroyd, glass artist and Design Factory Fellow member.

"The merging of Design Factory and Design Nation will strengthen and build networks for independent creative practitioners. The network can be fully national, creating opportunities for makers across the country to work together, to be seen and heard. Design Factory has established a great model for supporting makers throughout their creative journey and Design Nation has fantastic links to industry. I am so proud to be a member of both, and now one, network." Jayne Childs of JC Middlebrook, Design Factory Fellow and Design-Nation member.

Would you like to join our newly merged membership organisation and benefit from a bespoke package of support and promotion for your business and practice? Applications are OPEN! The deadline is 31 December so contact for more information and an application form.