Host an Independent Happening

Design Core Detroit is honored to celebrate the 9th edition of the Detroit Month of Design (MoD) in September. This citywide celebration of creativity will gather designers, consumers and enthusiasts to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. The celebration is an opportunity for creatives and the general public to experience Detroit design and showcase what’s happening in the city locally and globally.

We are looking to infuse the month of September with diverse experiences that inspire and are calling all designers, curators and innovators to submit ideas for an independent happening. Independent happenings are independently managed, funded and produced by the event organizer. Up to 30 happenings will be selected by a jury of professionals and community members to be included in the printed and digital MoD program guide. You can view 2018 happenings here.

The jury will give priority to events that uplift and engage the community, promote inclusivity, collaboration and quality design.

Applicants are not limited to one submission. Please fill out another application to be considered for other opportunities.

*Happenings are independently planned, produced and funded by the individual or organization submitting this application. Email questions to: