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  • Become a Partner with the Seattle Design Festival!

    Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a passionate enthusiast, everyone is invited to propose impactful programs or installations.

    As a partner, you play a pivotal role in our mission. Propose thought-provoking installations, engaging hands-on activities, or compelling virtual programming that aligns with our annual theme and bolsters our Festival goals. These goals include empowering the community, showcasing the relevance of design thinking, and fostering a culture of collaboration.

    Our annual call for proposals is unveiled each spring. We’re in search of proposals that not only align with our goals, but also have the potential to unleash the design thinker in everyone, sparking meaningful change.

    Selected Festival partners will collaborate closely with our dedicated planning team to bring their proposals to life in August. For our non-profit and emerging partners, there’s an opportunity to seek modest financial support to facilitate your participation.

    Ready to be a driving force in advancing our mission through design? Apply now and join us in creating an impactful and transformative Seattle Design Festival experience!



    Partnering is just 1 of the 4 ways to engage with the Seattle Design Festival! Consider our other paths of support:

    Roughly 45% of SDF’s budget is funded by our amazing sponsors. Boost your visibility, invest in your team, and show care for your community by sponsoring the Festival! Learn more about sponsorship here.

    We are a volunteer-driven Festival! Your time and experience are of great value, we’re eager to connect you with one of more than 70 volunteer opportunities within our organization. Learn more here.

    At SDF, we firmly believe that design should be for everyone. Its benefits ought to be accessible, intersectional, and shaped by a diverse public. How do we make this happen? By hosting our programming in the public realm and ensuring it’s either free or low-cost. Your contribution can help us keep the Festival an inclusive experience for all.