Detroit.  City of Design.  City of Creativity.

We take pride in our city’s rich legacy of creativity, design and innovation; we are committed to ensuring our creative industries remain strong today.

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Promoting
Creative Talent

We program events that amplify the impact of Detroit’s creative community.  Detroit Design Festival, North America’s largest festival of design.  Drinks x Design monthly open studios.  Speaker series that engage top design leaders, thinkers and influencers.

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Growing
Creative Businesses

We lead programming to help creative ventures, design services firms and maker/manufacturers grow their business, generate more revenues and connect with new markets.

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Advocating For
Creative Industries

We represent the collective voice of our region’s creative industries.  We  quantify economic output, share social impact and advocate for policies and practices that ensure our creative industries thrive and drive innovation.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Drinks x Design: DDF Kick Off Party

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Detroit Design Festival

September 22 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 11:00 pm

The Detroit Design Festival is North America’s festival of independent design. With over 500 designers, 40,000 attendees and 30 Design Happenings, the DDF is our time to celebrate Detroit’s role as a global center of design and creativity.  Concentrated between the Eastern Market and Dequindre Cut, events and installations will showcase Detroit’s cutting-edge design with […]

Urban Manufacturing Alliance Regional Convening

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urban Manufacturing Alliance is a national collaborative of non-profit, for-profit and governmental stakeholders across major US cities, working together to grow manufacturing businesses, create living wage jobs and catalyze sustainable localized economies. UMA has recognized Detroit’s significant role in urban manufacturing and is hosting their annual convening during DDF on 9/24.

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