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DesignSingapore Council FAQs

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What is the DesignSingapore Council?
  The DesignSingapore Council was established in 2003 as part of the Ministry of Communications and Information to help develop the nation’s design sector. This follows from the Economic Review Committee’s report which identified the creative industry as one of the three new sectors (including education and healthcare) for economic growth.

Developing the design sector can help to enhance Singapore’s value proposition; as well as contribute to the country’s economic growth and social progress. To find out more about the DesignSingapore Council and what it does, click here.
   
 2. What is the vision and mission of the DesignSingapore Council?
  The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a lovable city through design by 2025.

As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design.

Click to read the Design 2025 Masterplan.
   
 3. What is the National Design Centre?
  The National Design Centre is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council.

Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes. To find out more about the NDC, click here.
   
 4. How can I submit an event?
  You can submit an event by submitting your event details here.   
   
 5. Where can I find the schedule for events?
  To find a listing of design events, activities and programmes in Singapore and across the world, click here.
   
 6. What is President’s Design Award?
 

The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines. In 2017, the Award was reviewed and refreshed with a new framework that aims to amplify the impact of design and the significance of the work that designers do across society.

To learn more about the President’s Design Award and its new framework, click here.

   
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What is the Singapore Design Week?
 

The Singapore Design Week is organised by the DesignSingapore Council and supported by key and fringe partners. It is held annually at the National Design Centre and various locations across Singapore. In 2017, key event highlights included SingaPlural, International Furniture Fair Singapore, Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade Classics, Frontliners in Action, Design, Make & Craft Fair, and Design Trails.

In 2018, visitors can expect blockbuster highlights including design-centric trade shows, Surface Design Show Asia, Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade Classics and the highly anticipated Brainstorm Design 2018 led by DesignSingapore Council and Time Inc. More details coming soon.

To find out more about Singapore Design Week, click here.