UNESCO City of Design are looking for designers, musicians, makers and creatives of all types to work on a Year of Young People event, supported by the Year of Young People Event Fund. You would be working with groups of young people in a community setting for two sessions per group, to create items for a parade – the remit is wide and can be interpreted in any way but must be guided by the young people and their ideas. Groups might create one large collective piece, or lots of individual pieces with ideas ranging from costumes and puppets to music and performance.
The parade will be a riot of colour, involving young people from across Dundee. The global cities of design will each send us an item, which they think represents their unique design story. We will then distribute these items on to various groups of young people from different communities around Dundee. Your role will be to use these special objects as inspiration for your unique parade creation!
The creative sessions should happen in March and April ahead of the parade on May 26th.
Young People aged under 26 are particularly encouraged to apply for this post.
Designers will have to commit to two sessions (ranging from one hour to three hours) per group, as a minimum (but you can commit to more than one group). Payment will be £300 per group with an additional budget for materials.
If interested, please complete this Expressions of Interest form. The parade team will review it and get back to you.
DEADLINE: Monday 5th February
The co-organisers of the UNESCO Creative Cities Annual Meeting invite project proposals from designers in Dundee that will be curated and showcased during the Annual Meeting based around this year’s theme – Creative Crossroads.
Projects submitted can be brand new and specially prepared for the Annual Meeting (such as, for example, collective exhibitions, performances, workshops, installations, screening etc.) or projects that have been ongoing, those that will be continued after the Annual Meeting, or those that have already ended, but results of which cities may wish to present during the Annual Meeting.
DEADLINE: January 8th 2018
The Mexican city of Puebla, which is a fellow UNESCO City of Design, has launched a competition for a designer to create a unique glass to celebrate the Puebla Mezcal, a traditional distilled drink from Mexico.
The Spanish city of Bilbao, a fellow UNESCO City of Design, has launched an open call for fashion designers aged between 18 – 35 years old to submit work for the 6th Bilbao International Art & Fashion competition.
Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Office and Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) have opened a call for designers to participate in the SDAY award which recognizes successful young designers from UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The purpose of the award is to reward the efforts of young designers, who, through their creativity, have contributed to the enhancement of environmental sustainability, social and economic development and, above all, quality of lives in cities. The award aims to encourage exchange between young talents from different countries, cooperation between creative cities, and the sharing of experiences and ideas for developing creative and cultural industries. The award also aims to promote the value of design thinking, concepts and products as contributors to the transformation of economies and society.
UNESCO City of Design Shenzhen have announced an open call for the Shenzhen Global Design Award, which aims to recognize and reward outstanding designers, and to strengthen opportunities between designers at home and abroad.
The award aims to discover designers with creativity, vision, foresight, and influence. It also aims to enhance the exchanges and cooperation among all designers from different countries and inspire the industrialization of creative designs as well as the promotion of creative design concept.
The Shenzhen Design Award is supported by the Organizing Committee of the Shenzhen Design Week, and organized by the Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA).
Call for proposals: Montréal’s International Architecture Competition for Creating a New Public Space
Montréal UNESCO Creative City of Design is launching an international multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition for the planning of Place des Montréalaises, a new public space in the city. The competition is looking for the most innovative ideas for the permanent construction of Place des Montréalaises, which includes a pedestrian overpass leading to the adjacent Champ-de-Mars metro station.
Photo Credit: Kathryn Rattray
Dundee Design Festival is looking for the following film and photography services for the 2017 event.
We welcome applications from individual photographers at all stages of their careers and also accept applications from creative teams. Full details below, please read the requirements for application carefully – applications which do not follow the requirements will be rejected.
Deadline for applications is Friday 5th May, 5pm.
Get involved with the Dundee Design Festival as part of our volunteer team! We have opportunities for volunteering throughout the festival which include roles within event support, front of house and invigilation.
If you would like to be part of the festival check out the full details below and get in touch!
Dundee Design Festival announce a nationwide call for designers and makers to take part in a vast installation, ‘Factory Floor’.
Dundee Design Festival has opened the call for entries for its first residency programme, pairing designers with factories across Scotland. Dundee Design Festival is a celebration of world class design hosted by the UK’s first and only UNESCO City of Design.
Deadline: 5pm Monday 6th March
Deadline 1st February
City of Design Saint-Etienne are looking for case studies on creative urban experimentations from Dundee for the Human Cities – Challenging the City Scale exhibition at the 2017 Saint-Etienne Design Biennale .
Deadline 4th February
The annual Month of Design Graz will this year take place from 29th April till the 28th of May and there is an open call for work from designers, creatives and companies in Dundee to submit proposals to feature at this year’s festival.