Host an Event As Part of NYCxDESIGN's Tenth Anniversary Festival

The NYCxDESIGN Festival returns on May 10-20, 2022 for its tenth anniversary edition! Be part of the design week that for a decade has attracted thousands of visitors to New York City to celebrate global creative accomplishments, share new ideas, and inspire through design.

There are plenty of opportunities for local, national, and international designers to participate from group exhibitions, open studios, public installations, panels, virtual events, and more.

Read more about New York City’s official celebration of design here.

Live Event Registration

$200 live event registration fee includes: 

  • Event listing on the Festival website
  • O̶n̶e̶ ̶N̶Y̶C̶x̶D̶E̶S̶I̶G̶N̶ ̶b̶r̶a̶n̶d̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶n̶d̶-̶u̶p̶ ̶b̶a̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ ̶d̶e̶l̶i̶v̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶l̶o̶c̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ 
  • One Instagram story posted on the NYCxDESIGN channel in advance of your event
  • A social toolkit including templates and graphics to promote your participation in the Festival
Infinity Cube Studio by Dave Cicirelli. Photography by Jenna Basom

Virtual Event Registration

$100 virtual event registration fee includes: 

  • Event listing on the Festival website
  • One Instagram story posted on the NYCxDESIGN channel in advance of your event
  • A social toolkit including templates and graphics to promote your participation in the Festival
"DANISH PREDICTIONS" virtual group show by Adorno

Complimentary Event Registration

As part of NYCxDESIGN’s commitment to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community, NYCxDESIGN is providing complimentary event registration for select events during the 2022 Festival

Below are some factors that may determine eligibility for the complimentary registration opportunity: 

  • Events organized by students or recent graduates
  • Financial need
  • Event promoting diversity/inclusivity within the design sector
  • Events organized by minority-owned businesses

*COMPLIMENTARY EVENT APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

The World Through Materials by Talk Carpet

Registration Deadlines

  • April 22: Register your live event(s) by this date to receive an NYCxDESIGN branded stand-up banner 
  • May 1: Register your event(s) by this date to receive an NYCxDESIGN Instagram Story

About

The NYCxDESIGN Festival returns on May 10-20, 2022 for its tenth anniversary edition. Participate in the design week that for a decade has attracted thousands of national and international visitors to New York City to celebrate creative accomplishments, share new ideas, and inspire through design.

This special anniversary edition of the Festival will showcase the immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, makers, and manufacturers, along with cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and world-class cultural and academic design institutions. National and international designers are invited to participate in this milestone year to showcase their work–through group exhibitions, design fairs, consulate-organized events, international trade associations, and more–there are plenty of opportunities to be part of the design event of the year.

Each year, the Festival encompasses renowned trade shows including WantedDesign and ICFF, as well as immersive public design experiences like Design Pavilion, and hundreds of additional partner events across the five boroughs of New York City. These once-a-year events attract thousands of national and international visitors to the city, making for the perfect opportunity for the creative industry to unite. The latest Festival in November 2021 included 120 events across the five boroughs with 263 participating organizations, earned a significant media reach of over 590 million and out-of-home impressions from taxi and street pole banner campaigns exceeded 86 million.

We invite all members of the design community to organize a design event between May 10-20, 2022, as part of the tenth anniversary edition of the NYCxDESIGN Festival. Group exhibitions, open studios, public installations, panels, virtual events, and more are welcome to be part of New York City’s official celebration of design.

Click here to view a checklist with key details to help prepare for your Festival event.

Interested in NYCxDESIGN Co-Producing Your Event?

We’d love to speak with you about custom opportunities where we together develop the content for a live or virtual event, and carry out highly specialized outreach to your specific desired target audiences. This could take the shape of a live or virtual panel discussion about a design topic of your choice, a pop-up activation in your venue, an installation in a highly trafficked public space, a career panel, and more. The co-developed event would receive premiere promotion at the Festival, and we’d conduct specific outreach efforts to your target community.

During the November 2021 Festival, NYCxDESIGN co-hosted a special launch event in partnership with Glen-Gery at the brand new Brickworks Design Studio on 5th Avenue. The event celebrated the launch of the brand’s latest publication, Materiality 2021, with an intriguing panel discussion and lively reception.

Fill out the form below to inquire about NYCxDESIGN event co-production opportunities.

Event Amplification Packages

Looking for opportunities to help your events stand out on NYCxDESIGN’s Festival channels? NYCxDESIGN can give extra promotion to your specific event as part of the Festival. These amplification packages will give your brand’s event significant visibility in front of NYC’s design-engaged community including design enthusiasts, interior designers, architects, engineers and other design industry professionals. 

$3,000 Event Amplification Package 

  • 1 social post across NYCxDESIGN’s channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) promoting your event – 100,000+ followers NYCxDESIGN will work with client to determine ideal timing between February – April 2022
  • Event included in 1 Festival e-blast in early to mid-April
  • Event included in 1 daily e-blast during May Festival – to 12,500 highly engaged subscribers 
  • Event featured on Festival homepage for 2 days (during May Festival)
  • Event included in NYCxDESIGN Official Festival Guide (distributed in print and digitally to 70k NYCxDESIGN and Metropolis Magazine subscribers)
 

$5,000 Event Amplification Package 

  • 1 social post across NYCxDESIGN’s channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) promoting your event – 100,000+ followers NYCxDESIGN will work with client to determine ideal timing between February – April 2022
  • 1 Instagram takeover promoting your event (3 posts, 5 stories) – 80,000+ followers NYCxDESIGN will work with client to determine ideal timing between February – April 2022
  • Event included in 1 daily e-blast during May Festival – to 12,500 highly engaged subscribers 
  • Event featured on Festival homepage for 2 days (during May Festival
  • Event included in May e-newsletter – 12,500 highly engaged subscribers 
  • Event included in a Festival Curated Itinerary (see example here, notably the Brooklyn Itinerary curated by Wendy Goodman)
  • Event included in NYCxDESIGN Official Festival Guide (distributed in print and digitally to 70k NYCxDESIGN and Metropolis Magazine subscribers)
  • Event mention in April and May press releases distributed to media
 
Email us at [email protected] to discuss these offerings in more detail. 

NYCxDESIGN Festival Info Session

Interested in hosting an event during the NYCxDESIGN Festival this May but don’t know where to start? Click here to watch a Zoom Info Session where we will share event hosting ideas and best practices for participating in the Festival.

Venue Submission Form

Do you have an available space that you’d like to activate with design during the NYCxDESIGN Festival?

Complete the form below to submit your venue.

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