2–11 March 2018 – Call to Action
About Sydney Design Festival
Through a diverse program of events Sydney Design Festival champions local, national and international design, and promotes a critical understanding of the impact of design on everyday life and culture.
This year, Sydney Design Festival invites designers to express their interest in presenting Festival events which respond to the theme Call to Action.
Action is purpose and movement; Action is deliberate and forward-thinking. Design has a role to play in an ever-changing world and has the potential to solve complex global problems.
We invite you to engage with current issues and aim for the greatest good with your Expression Of Interest. We encourage submissions that explore design practice, collaboration, conversation and current design trends.
Be part of Sydney Design Festival
Sydney Design Festival is presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), with the festival program comprising a diverse array of the city’s design community. The Sydney Design Festival team facilitates a marketing campaign for the entire festival and offers event presenters advice and support in showcasing their design event in the program.
We accept expressions of interest from a wide range of practices such as design studios, academic institutions, education, agencies, organisations and individuals. In the past, events have ranged from exhibitions, lectures, studio tours, walking tours, to networking sessions and much more. If your proposed event fits the festival guidelines, we welcome its inclusion in the festival program, benefiting from a marketing campaign entailing multimedia, advertising, social media and publicity. As an event organiser, you are responsible for the development and funding of the event. For examples of events please refer to the 2016 Sydney Design Festival website.
Applicants are selected based on:
- how well they respond to the Sydney Design Festival 2018 theme
- creativity, innovation and a fresh approach
- ability to engage and excite a diverse range of audiences
- confirmation of event details and partners.
Successful applicants notified: 21 September 2017 and must then finalise all event information on the online portal by 10 October 2017.
Expressions of interest close 15 September.