DETROIT MONTH
OF DESIGNSEPT 1-30

INDEPENDENT EVENTS

HOST AN EVENT, EXPERIENCE OR INSTALLATION

If you would like to organize or curate an event in September, we want to hear from you! We are calling all makers, curators and innovators to propose an idea. Detroit Month of Design events are independently managed, funded and produced by the event organizer. Up to 55 events will be selected by a curatorial committee to be included in the official Detroit Month of Design schedule.

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VENUE HOST

Sometimes a designer has a great idea for an installation, talk or experience but needs a venue. If you own or manage a space that you’d like to activate with Detroit Month of Design programming, we want to hear from you!

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BRAND ACTIVATIONS & COMPETITIONS

FOOT LOCKER: SNEAKER HOUSE

Foot Locker and Designer Core are looking for installation ideas that will create a unique moment within sneaker culture locally and globally. A $6,000 stipend will be divided among 1 – 3 selected designers to support the cost of building out their installations that will be displayed inside a Detroit commercial space during the Detroit Month of Design.

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DETROIT DESIGN INCUBATOR

A cohort six of designers, with a focus on BIPOC, will get access to direct training and campaign strategy support from Kickstarter to launch or market a Kickstarter Campaign during the Detroit Month of Design. The program will include $500 microgrants, business coaching, campaign and project marketing, and more.

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SPONSOR

Detroit Month of Design sponsorship not only delivers marketing impact, but also aligns brands with the region’s largest design celebration and with Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design initiative. Design Core offers valuable support and guidance to develop a custom program to meet your businesses needs, while expanding Detroit Month of Design’s impact.

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