Ends on July 31, 2018

To honor Detroit's designation as a UNESCO City of Design, the Detroit Design Festival will transition from a weeklong series of events to recognizing September as Detroit’s Month of Design. The celebration will be an opportunity for designers, design enthusiasts and the general public to experience Detroit design and showcase what's happening in Detroit locally and globally. 

Design Ambassadors are more than volunteers, they are true advocates of Detroit design helping us put on a show in September. Here are a few opportunities:

  • Street Team: Distribute maps, posters, and other promotional materials around the city and metro area leading up to the festival.
  • Décor: You can’t have a festival without decorations! We have been lucky to have many artists volunteer their time and skill to help create low-budget installations and experiences to add that extra je ne sais quoi to Detroit ‘s Month of Design happenings.
  • Day-of Team: Help execute day-of tasks for larger happenings (Detroit’s Month of Design Kick-Off Party, Eastern Market After Dark, etc).
  • Information Guide: Assist attendees in need of suggestions or directions to Detroit’s Month of Design happenings.
  • Drinks x Design: Day-of assistance at our monthly Drinks x Design events.
Please note that there are eight ways to get involved with Month of Design:

1.) Join our talent pool 

2.) Enter into the Urban Furniture Competition

3.) Enter into the Designer Putt Putt Competition 

4.) Apply to host an Independent Happening 

5.) Become a sponsor

6.) Become a Design Ambassador

7.) Apply to participate in Youth Day

8.) Submit your venue to be a part of the Detroit Month of Design

Applicants are not limited to one submission. Please fill out another application to be considered for other opportunities. Happenings are independently planned, produced and funded by the individual or organization submitting this application.