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Detroit Design Festival 2014 Open Call
Designers, architects and creatives are invited to submit proposals for design happenings to be included in the Detroit Design Festival 2014 official program. Design happenings can include product launches and shows, lectures, panel discussions, trunk shows, tours, open houses, retail events and design battles.
Hundreds of designers and creative practitioners will create 60 Design Happenings, experiences consumers can immerse themselves in during the festival. These Design Happenings will take place in venues across the city.
Launched to position Detroit as a global center for design, creativity and innovation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival (to be held September 23-28, 2014) will celebrate the work of Detroit’s creative community.
« The festival creates an annual design conversation that fosters growth within the creative community by raising awareness of local designers to international audiences. We also use this opportunity to highlight good creative work occurring at the neighborhood level and design practices not traditionally associated with Detroit. » (Matthew Clayson, DC3’s director)
Detroit Design Festival is a user-generated and user-supported design festival. The community pledges support, be it venues, volunteers, promotional support or resources during the open call to help realize proposals that the community identifies as being of local, national or international significance.
There is no entry fee.
Proposals that feature a compelling design application, have a relationship with the city of Detroit and demonstrate feasibility will be considered for inclusion in the Detroit Design Festival 2014.
By submitting a proposal, you will not only have the opportunity to explore and realize your most innovative concepts, but you will also have the opportunity to apply for microgrant funding, up to $1,000, to support your vision.