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Singapore Design Week 2018 Call for Proposals: We Want You!

Oct 12, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS


SDW 2017 ended on a positive note with record achievements in the number of activities, partners and participants. A total of 101 partners came together to organise over 130 events which were attended by more than 81,000 festival goers.

 

SDW 2018 aims to scale to greater heights and widen its impact to even more of our partners, stakeholders and the community. As part of our industry development efforts, Dsg invites organisations to participate in our Call for Proposals to organise the following:  

  1. District Activations

  2. Design x Heritage Trails

  3. Singapore - City of Design Publication

Successful applicants will own, fund and oversee the organisation and implementation of the programmes, with some funding from DesignSingapore Council (Dsg).

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1. DISTRICT ACTIVATIONS

Key to SDW 2018, District Activations is a new programme Dsg is introducing for Singaporeans and visitors to experience the value of design through delightful activities in different locales, that aims to heighten the buzz and festive mood of the festival.

 

Dsg is inviting organisations to submit proposals to transform neighbourhoods into districts of fun over a weekend during SDW. Make the streets, shops, creative studios, galleries, ateliers, public spaces, etc, come alive through a myriad of design activities like talks, workshops, demos, installations and exhibitions that will entertain, engage and educate.

 

TO APPLY: Interested applicants, please download the SDW 2018 Call for Proposal for District Activations Information Kit.  The application (including all necessary documents) should be sent via email to SDW@DesignSingapore.org by Monday, 30 October 2017, 5pm. Only completed submissions will be considered.

  

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2. DESIGN X HERITAGE TRAILS

 

In SDW 2018, Design Trails will take on a new heritage and culture twist! Design x Heritage Trails is a curated journey of wonder and fascination to innovative offices, furniture retailers, ateliers, design studios, craft specialist stores, schools and many other places of interest. Get participants up close and personal with the creative community through delightful activities like intimate talks, interactive demos and mini showcases, and show how they are inspired by Singapore’s rich heritage and diverse culture.

 

Dsg is inviting organisations to submit proposals to programme the Design x Heritage Trails over a weekend during SDW 2018. Create the most memorable trails where Singaporeans and visitors can experience the value of design and the influence our unique culture and heritage have on the design of everyday things, sights and sounds.

 

TO APPLY: Interested applicants, please download the SDW 2018 Call for Proposal for Design x Heritage Trails Information Kit. The application (including all necessary documents) should be sent via email to SDW@DesignSingapore.org by Monday, 6 November 2017, 11:59pm. Only completed submissions will be considered.

 

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 3. SINGAPORE – CITY OF DESIGN PUBLICATION

 

The DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) is looking for a partner to develop and produce a publication which not only serves as a guide for the Singapore Design Week (SDW), but also one which provides interesting and compelling content in telling Singapore’s design stories.

 

Every past edition of SDW has been accompanied by a festival guide. Needless to say, we all understand the role of a guide – a conventional directory of programme listings of the festival. We are also aware of the usual fate of such guides after the festival – they are either left behind or discarded.

 

The new edition of the guide seeks to ensure life beyond the festival. This could be achieved by having a depository of Singapore design stories which readers can keep as coffee table books or by featuring designers or leading businesses who are ambassadors of design. We are also open to any other exciting and feasible ideas from our partner.

 

TO APPLY

 

Interested applicants, please download the SDW 2018 Call for Proposal for Singapore – City of Design Publication Information Kit. The application (including all necessary documents) should be sent via email to SDW@DesignSingapore.org by Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:59pm. Only completed submissions will be considered.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

For further enquiries, please contact:

 

Ben Tan

Senior Manager, Programming & Outreach

Email: ben_tan@mci.gov.sg

Tel: +65 6837 9346

 

Or

 

Zeth Fu

Manager, Programming & Outreach

Email: Zeth_Fu@mci.gov.sg

Tel: +65 6837 9458 

 

ABOUT SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK

 

Into its fifth edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018 will run from 5 to 18 March 2018.

 

The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public.

 

As one of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW champions design thought leadership by bringing the design, business and public policy worlds together to answer how they can intersect better to bring about needed innovation and solutions to build businesses, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. It is a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge to be showcased to the world; and a platform where Singaporeans and visitors can experience the value of design through delightful activities.

 

Through SDW, the Council hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design.

 

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