Do you have an exhibition you would like to list in the DESIGN Canberra 2018 festival program?
About DESIGN Canberra
November 2018, DESIGN Canberra will transform the nation’s capital, hosting
over 100 events. Now in its 5th year, DESIGN Canberra increases its reach and
engagement each year, linking makers and designers with new audiences and
forging unexpected collaborations and marketplace connections. DESIGN
Canberra is the major outreach activity of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, a
not-for-profit membership-based organisation which supports artists, craft
practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers.
2017 was an amazing year of
growth, inspiration, excellence and engagement – a result of creative
collaborations and strategic partnerships with Canberra’s craft and design
sector and the broader community. Last year, over 94,000 people engaged with
the festival’s curated program of exhibitions, talks, tours, collaborations,
open homes and artist studios, activations and markets showcasing the best in
Head to designcanberrafestival.com.au to find out more.
Canberra exhibition listings are by invitation only. DESIGN Canberra reserves
the right to exclude exhibition listing submissions if the Selection Committee believes
they are not sufficiently relevant to contemporary craft and design practice.
Note that exhibitions can include dates before or after 5–25
November, but must have some overlap with DESIGN Canberra dates to be included
in the 2018 program.
What will DESIGN Canberra do to support my exhibition?
DESIGN Canberra is the major outreach activity of Craft ACT:
Craft and Design Centre. Last year, we attracted over 94,000 people to the
We curate the festival program: we present opening and
keynote events and exhibitions that form the backbone of the festival and
provide a context for the events, exhibitions and activities of other
presenters. We work with a network of stakeholders to present the festival and
are generously supported and inspired by our design-focused corporate sponsors
including Rolfe Classic BMW, home.by holly, and Vibe hotel. Events ACT provide
ACT Government funding to underpin the presentation of the festival. In the
lead up to the 2016 ACT election, the ACT Government committed to fund the
festival every year from 2017-2020. This is a time for growth and long-term
Craft ACT has overall management responsibility for DESIGN
Canberra, including governance, fundraising and high-level marketing and
publicity. We are the central repository and contact point for a diverse range
of presenters who engage with the festival. We manage a festival website on which
all events will be listed and coordinate Design Canberra social media. These
are the main channels to access the program for most attendees. In 2017, DESIGN
Canberra had more than 700,000 social media impressions and 106,000 web page
We produce and distribute a hard-copy festival flyer for
high-level promotion and featured events and exhibitions. We send electronic
newsletters to DESIGN Canberra followers who have been signing up since 2014.
We will engage with selected proposals on cross-promotion and DESIGN Canberra
Canberra participants are responsible for:
- Overall organisation of your
DESIGN Canberra event
- All staffing during your
DESIGN Canberra event
- All relevant insurances and
public liability for your DESIGN Canberra event
- Ensuring safety of any/all
participants for your DESIGN Canberra event
- All costs associated with
your DESIGN Canberra event such as signage, catering etc.
- Delivery of promotional
information by due dates (as requested by Craft ACT) to be used for