Register an event to be part of NYC’s official celebration of design this November.

NYCxDESIGN Festival: November 11-18, 2021

We are excited to present the 2021 NYCxDESIGN Festival this Fall. As NYC continues to heal, the Festival will celebrate the city’s unwavering creative spirit, spotlight new ideas, and inspire through a series of captivating design events taking place across the five boroughs. Ready to rebuild, reimagine, and reinvigorate our city and our world, design is all around.

We invite all members of the design community to host a design event between November 11-18, 2021, as part of the NYCxDESIGN Festival. From exhibitions to open studios, panels and virtual events, we look forward to receiving ideas that celebrate and showcase NYC’s vibrant design community and beyond.


Complimentary Event Registration

Host an event between November 11-18, 2021 for the opportunity to receive a complimentary event registration package.

As part of NYCxDESIGN’s commitment to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community, NYCxDESIGN is providing complimentary event registration for select events during the 2021 Festival. To be considered, please fill out the form and share 1-2 sentences on why you think your event should receive a complimentary registration package.

Below are some factors that may determine eligibility for the complimentary registration opportunity: 

  • Events organized by students or recent graduates
  • Financial need
  • Event promoting diversity/inclusivity within the design sector
  • Events organized by minority-owned businesses


NYCxDESIGN Festival Info Session

Interested in hosting an event during the NYCxDESIGN Festival this November but don’t know where to start? Click here to watch an Info Session where we share event hosting ideas and best practices for participating in the November 2021 Festival