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SDF 2024: WHAT IF?
Call for Proposals

Submissions + Guidelines

Proposals were due May 29th

The Call for Proposals for the 2024 Seattle Design Festival has closed! We had over 300 designers engage to submit an idea for an event to engage and interact with attendees during the Festival.

Wondering where to start?

Review the Call for Proposals, which outlines each Festival element and guides your submission process.

Call for Proposals button


High-Level Information about SDF 2024: WHAT IF?

This year’s Festival will run August 17 – 22. See specific dates for each Festival element below! SDF is looking for submissions that demonstrate the relevance of design, promote a culture of collaboration, and empower communities to leverage design to make change.

Built Installation, Aug 17 + 18, Propose an outdoor Built Installation for a 2-day interactive street fair. Full weekend commitment, including load-in on Friday, Aug. 16 Block Party Pop-Up, Aug 17 or 18, Propose an outdoor activity, an informal talk, or a thought-provoking demonstration for a 2-day interactive street fair. Short-term commitment (1-4hrs) that requires 30 min or less for set-up Mainstage Program, August 17 or 18 OR Virtual Pre-recording, Propose an in-person OR virtual talk, performance, skill share, or film for the Mainstage at the Block Party. This element includes a bonus rebroadcast during Festival week and option to pre-record. Programs can be up to 1 hour, and should include time for Q+A

How do I propose an event?

The call for proposals, linked above, outlines everything you need to know to prepare your proposal. It also includes our submission link, which is located on the front page of the document. Proposals were due May 29th.


Quick Links

SDF 2024: Call for Proposals

SDF 2024: WHAT IF? Theme Statement


Designing an Accessible and Inclusive Seattle Design Festival


Questions about Submitting next year? 
Contact Annalee Shum, Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement