HOW TO BE A PART OF BDT 2017

We are calling on all makers, creators, doers, thinkers, funders and supporters to get involved in making this year’s event bigger and better; showcasing more exceptional work and attracting more visitors to Brixton 16-24th September 2017.

CREATIVES

Have a great idea for a creative event or project? From exhibitions, workshops, open studios, installations, tours to talks, there are two ways you can become involved. See below for the criteria and to register your interest.

1. Become an London Design Festival Partner with a headline event

This year we have a pitch process if you want to apply for a free headline entry to the London Design Festival platform. Headline projects are the cornerstone of installations and exhibitions for our Design District entry to the London Design Festival. They are the entries that are fully promoted on all London Design Festival platforms and the central attraction for visitors to the District. This year we can fund the submission of 12 entries to London Design Festival and we are happy to accept self funded submissions.

Time line for entries:

The deadline for returning your idea *
Tuesday 18th April – Midday
Shortlist announcement
Friday 21st April
Final PDF deck
Friday 5th May – Midday
Selection announcement
Wednesday 10th May
Final submission for LDF**
Monday 22nd May – Midday

*Entries will be selected to pitch if they meet the following criteria:

  • Lambeth resident or business address
  • Fully budgeted
  • Evidence of funding applied for,  sponsorship proposal etc
  • Evidence of partnerships/collaborations in place to realize the project
  • An accessible, available venue or location with easy access for all abilities, within 10 minute walking distance of the tube
  • Amazing and inspiring creativity related to the theme Love is Power

**Submission Requirements

  • Hi-res images
  • Proof of funding
  • Description of entry
  • About you

2. Submit an idea for FREE to the Brixton Design Trail platform

Time line for entries:

The deadline for entering your proposal *
Monday 12th June – Midday
Proposal review and development period (FAQ)
Monday 12th June – 10th July
Final submission to BDT website**
Monday 24th July

*Submitting ideas to the Brixton Design Trail is FREE, criteria for submissions are follows:

  • Lambeth resident or business address
  • Capacity to fund
  • Collaborators, partners to help you realise your idea
  • An accessible, available venue or location with easy access for all abilities, within 10 minute walking distance of the tube
  • Amazing and inspiring creativity related to the theme Love is Power

**Submission Requirements

  • Hi-res images
  • Description of entry
  • About you
BUSINESSES

Sponsor us

Brixton Design Trail offers businesses many opportunities to align your brand with our unique event. We would love to talk you about what package would best suit your business so please either register now or get in touch to discuss the possibilities.

Become a food and drink partner

We have 5 amazing opportunities to partner with local food and drink businesses for the week of the London Design Festival. This means your business will be promoted as recommended destinations within the Brixton Design District on both the Brixton Design Trail platform and the London Design Festival website for a four week period up to and including the week of 16-24th September 2017. Please complete the form and we will get back to you with rates and partnership requirements.

Host an event

We have artists and designers looking for venues and spaces to exhibit.  If you would like to showcase the work of a local creative, please register now and we will find the best match for our business.

Create a brief

Are there areas of your business that could do with some creative attention. We have designers looking for briefs for arranges of projects from websites, branding, interior and exterior design and display. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Donate

Most of the projects in Brixton Design Trail are produced on a shoestring. If you have materials to offer- however basic, please get in touch with us.

VOLUNTEERS

Brixton Design Trail is produced by a very small team who are always in need of expertise, an extra pair of hands and superb organisational skills – from NOW until the end of September. It is hard work, a lot of fun and you will emerge connected to a great network and a fantastic chunk of experience behind you! If you can help us in any way then please register now.