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What is Edmonton Design Week?
Taking place from September 22 – 30, 2017, Edmonton Design Week is a city-wide platform, open to everyone, that will transform Edmonton and unify our city by celebrating design talent and showcasing innovation and collaboration across all disciplines.
What can I expect at Edmonton Design Week?
For nine days, Edmonton Design Week will shine a light on design procedure, training and unique views through installations, workshops, talks, tours, parties, pop-ups and exhibitions, driving conversation and celebrating all disciplines of design.
Who are the designers and artists participating in EDW?
Edmonton Design Week is a free event, open to everyone, showcasing and celebrating the city’s painters, potters, welders, interior designers, animators, architects, fashion designers, woodworkers, industrial designers, architecture—covering A to Z on the design spectrum.
What is the cost to attend?
Edmonton Design Week is a mix of free and paid events, scheduled and unscheduled activities, and performances and tours. You can find these details in the schedule.
Where will it be located?
Edmonton Design Week, is an offsite festival. Businesses, galleries, residences, hotels, and studios throughout the city will be opening their doors to host events, installations and exhibitions for you to enjoy. See the schedule for location details.
How can I participate next year?
Applications will open in the spring of 2018, so visit the site, and follow us on social media to stay in the loop. Find links to our social channels in the website footer.
Am I able to participate if I don’t live in Edmonton?
Yes! 100%! Edmonton Design Week is open to everyone. Visit our application page.
Can I contribute to the festival if my event is in a neighbourhood outside of downtown?
Yes! 100% Edmonton Design Week is a city-wide platform. Visit our application page.
Is there funding for events, installations, and exhibits related to Edmonton Design Week?
If you’re looking for funding, we suggest you pursue grants and corporate sponsorship.
Edmonton Design Week does not have any budget to go toward funding events, exhibits, or installations this year.
How do I find a venue for my project?
We challenge you to be creative and source storefronts and indoor/outdoor underused spaces to activate. If you’re having trouble sourcing a spot please contact us and we’ll try our best to match you with a host.
Please note that we have a limited number of host venues available, so we encourage you to source your own.
What is the plan for the future?
We are building Edmonton Design Week to be an annual event, bringing attention to design in Western Canada.