Design.  Our Identity.  Our Future.

As the first UNESCO City of Design in the U.S., we take pride in Detroit’s rich legacy of 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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