GET INVOLVED

This September, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Detroit Month of Design. We are looking to Detroit’s design community to propose creative and big ideas to take September to the next level!

Applications open February 10-April 13, 2020.

Note:  As a UNESCO City of Design, disseminating calls for participation in design competitions or awards must follow the general principles set forth by the United Nations Creative Cities Network. See guidelines here.

PROPOSE AN EVENT

We are looking to infuse the month of September with diverse experiences that inspire and are calling all designers, curators and innovators to propose 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 to be included in the printed and digital Month of Design program guide.

SUBMIT

PROPOSE A DESIGN EXPERIENCE

The Detroit Design Network is a collaborative membership network of interdisciplinary designers and agencies. Members can find meaningful support at each skill level and stage of their business journey – from emerging designers to experienced design firms.

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COMMERCE DESIGN AWARDS

Commerce Design: Detroit is aimed at raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses, and celebrating the impact of commercial design projects on the communities in which these businesses reside. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit (including Highland Park and Hamtramck) within the last 5 years.

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REFRESH GRANT

OPEN YOUR VENUE

Sometimes a designer has a great idea for an installation, talk or design experience but needs a space. If you have a cool space, and want to open your doors for design programming, complete this application and member of our team will contact you if we come across a designer, in the open call process, that is looking for a venue.

SPONSOR

Design Core can put your brand in the middle of one of the country’s largest and most dynamic design experiences. Whether you’re launching a new product or looking to expand your market reach, we can help you amplify your impact.

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VOLUNTEER

Design Core volunteers are true advocates of Detroit design and help us put on a dynamic show in September and year round. Volunteering for Design Core puts you in the middle of one of the country’s largest and most dynamic design experiences. Whether you’re a design enthusiasts or creative professional we can help you connect while having social impact.

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DESIGN IN THE CITY