Our Mission

NYCxDESIGN is a non-profit organization that nurtures, supports, and provides opportunities for NYC’s design sector by organizing and coordinating exceptional year-round activations, including an annual international design festival, and amplifying the voices of design through storytelling and promotion. To drive entrepreneurship in design, NYCxDESIGN provides annual grants for local talent and businesses that make New York the design capital of the world. Core to the not-for-profit’s values are diversity, purpose, cultural placemaking, economic opportunity, and creativity and inspiration. These pillars will serve as the foundation for all NYCxDESIGN programming and content. The transition to a non-profit, independent entity positions the organization for long-term success supporting NYC’s design community and comes at a time when the city is facing unprecedented challenges. NYCxDESIGN believes that design is part of the solution and that the organization can help lead the response to rebuilding and re-energizing the city as a design destination and creative hub.


What opportunities does NYCxDESIGN offer New York-based designers?

What is the role of the Steering Committee?

What is the history of NYCxDESIGN?

What are Design Days?

Can I host an event for Design Days?

Do I need to pay to register my event?

Is Design Days free for visitors to attend?

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