Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors, the Seattle Design Festival was able to fund non-profit/student/individual Festival partners who engage youth in the design process, leverage co-design and improve the community engagement process, and inspire action with lasting impact. We are beyond excited to announce the 2021 Seattle Design Festival funding award winners!
The Festival core team selected 13 funding awardees, whose proposals included:
• Co-designed proposals that connect to community
• Accessible experiences
• First-time applicants
• Participatory experiences
• Use of repurposed materials
• Thought-provoking and innovative design
• Cross-disciplinary collaboration
“Ultimately, funding support would allow this proposal to offer members of the community a candid opportunity to empower, encourage, and lift one another up after the hardships we’ve all endured.”
“This funding will make a huge difference for us, as we provide creative engagement for kids regardless of their ability to pay, while still paying our staff and teaching artists a fair wage.”
“This being our first time applying to the Seattle Design Festival, we’ll be needing all the help we can get. Thank you for taking our proposal into consideration, we are so excited to see how SDF turns out this year!”
STRATEGIC FESTIVAL PARTNER
Coyote Central | Build a Community Sculpture with Coyote! and Printmaking with Coyote!
The Festival core team identified Coyote Central as a strategic partner to help support the Festival’s goal to empower communities to leverage design and engage youth in design thinking. We are so excited to have them present two Pop-Up Experiences at this year’s Block Party!
BUILT INSTALLATION FUNDING AWARDEES
ARCADE | DoD: Dialogue on Design
Architects Without Borders Seattle | Communication Unmasked
Natalie Hodson and Atulya Chaganty | Monophases
Latinx in Architecture | Latinx Placemaking in Seattle
Isabella Ceriale, Isabella Gaule, Sophia Johnson, Peyton Todd, Charmaine Yabut | Hello World!
ecoTHRIVE Housing | What do you need to THRIVE?
UW NOMAS | Person | Person
POP-UP EXPERIENCE FUNDING AWARDEES
Sophie Kim | Dear Friend,
Seattle Architecture Foundation | Build Your Best Seattle
Seattle Happy Places | Seattle Happy Hunts
Taylor Yingshi | Plein Air Painting Demonstration
Interior Architecture Grads + Students- Cornish College of the Arts | EMERGENT COMMUNITY