Open Your Design Studio to the City

Open your doors to the public for 2-3 hours and share your projects and perspectives. The content and format is entirely up to you. It’s a chance for the public (and potential clients/team members) to learn about what makes you stand out. So go ahead and show off a little.

Remember, this is an open public event so structure the format accordingly. A Participant Kit will be available soon, but if you have any questions in the interim, please contact
* Exact day and time will be based on district and confirmed by early April.
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Registration Fee

A non-refundable $50 administration fee will be charged for all approved participants.

This charge covers the cost of VDW administration and participant assets kit (i.e. inclusion on VDW website and promotional materials; support from the VDW team leading up to the event; VDW participant branding kit; and assistance from VDW ambassadors).

Location Name *

Street Address *

Special instructions for accessing your space (door/elevator codes, unmarked entrances, other considerations).

Capacity of Space *

Website for more information (this can just be the URL for your regular homepage or a contact page)

Your studio's Twitter @handle

Your studio's Instagram @handle

Description of space and activities *

A short overview of what you do and any special demonstrations, exhibits, or other forms of hospitality you're planning.
Use the 2018 VDW theme, ‘IMPACT’ as your guide.
“IMPACT” explores how design is a tool for positive change and innovation. Reflecting both the values of individuals and the community, this year’s theme reaffirms the design field’s commitment and civic responsibility to improving the well-being of our city and society at large. Tell us (and festival attendees) what IMPACT means in your world.

Design Discipline (choose all that apply) *

Location Type *

Name of primary contact with VDW for your Open Studio. *

May we use images from your website to promote your studio on our social media channels? *

Primary contact phone number *

Is your space available for other VDW events? *

If yes, we'll contact you to discuss.
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The Fine Print...

1. The VDW team reserves the right to reject applications. Rejected applications will have the registration fee refunded.

2. I authorize Vancouver Design Week (VDW) to use images submitted for promotional purposes in VDW print/web material.

3. All proceeds raised are used to produce the festival.

Thanks for your Design Studio application! We'll follow up with any other news or questions.

If you have questions or problems, contact