DESIGN COMMUNITY 2023
THE OPEN CALL IS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
We look forward to reviewing them and bringing design into the community with our stakeholders.
DesignSingapore Council would like to invite designers, design firms and design-led businesses and organisations to submit proposals for the Design Community programme as part of the upcoming Singapore Design Week 2023 (SDW 2023).
ABOUT SDW 2023
SDW returns from 21 September to 1 October 2023 with the theme ‘Better by Design’. The motto ‘Better by Design’ reflects Dsg’s commitment to champion design and creativity that helps us to meet complex challenges and shape a better future. Marking our twentieth anniversary, we adopt this resourceful spirit for SDW 2023, coalescing design that is born from a strong sense of creative purpose and crafted for positive impact.
ABOUT DESIGN COMMUNITY (DC)
United by the SDW festival pillars and annual theme, DC is a collection of inspiring and impactful ground-up design related programmes contributed by the design community to enrich the festival offerings.
DC provides a platform for stakeholders to showcase themselves and reach out to new audiences, while encouraging a shared sense of ownership and public engagement.
DC programmes can come in various forms and scales, including but not limited to:
– Exhibitions and installations
– Networking sessions
– Open Houses
– Studio visits
– Graduation shows
These programmes can be conducted in a physical format and/or virtually.
DC partners may choose to ticket their events or offer them free of charge.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The proposed programme for DC should meet the following objectives:
a) Align with one or more of SDW’s three defining festival pillars: Design Futures, Design Marketplace & Design Impact
b) Align with SDW 2023’s overarching theme of Better By Design
c) Fulfil any of the following objectives:
i. Raise awareness and appreciation of design
ii. Develop design capabilities for designers, design educators or students
iii. Uncover and profile new design talent
iv. Develop opportunities for international collaboration and market expansion
v. Encourage adoption of design in businesses and organisations
DESIGN COMMUNITY PARTNERS
This call for proposals welcomes partners from the entire design ecosystem, spanning a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to:
a) Singapore and international designers
b) Design agencies
c) Design institutions
d) Design retailers / malls
e) Design-led organisations and brands
6 Mar – 17 Apr 2023 (5pm SGT)
Be part of the festival
DOWNLOAD THE INFO KIT
Click here to read more about the requirements, scope of work, assessment criteria, and see examples of past programmes.
Missed the Virtual Briefing on 14 March? Find the slides here for information about Singapore Design Week!
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Submissions shall be done via Google Forms (bit.ly/sdwdc23), by Monday, 17 Apr 2023 (5pm SGT)
6 Mar – 17 Apr 2023
CONFIRMATION OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS
19 May 2023
SUBMISSION OF FULL MARKETING INFORMATION
(only for successful applicants)
9 Jun 2023
LAUNCH OF DESIGN COMMUNITY @ SDW 2023
21 Sep – 1 Oct 2023
SUBMISSION OF POST-EVENT REPORT
1 Nov 2023
For further enquiries regarding the SDW 2023 Call for Proposals for Design Community, please contact:
Executive, Programming & Outreach
Tel: +65 6962 2093
Assistant Director, Programming & Outreach
Tel: +65 6962 2032
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