Open call

Helsinki Design Week 2022

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022

Helsinki Design Week, established in 2005, is the largest design festival in the Nordic region, offering around 250 events each year as part of its programme. It is a multidisciplinary festival that offers inspiration to artists and creators in the field of design, architecture, fashion, urban culture, etc.


This year’s festival will take place between 8 and 18 September at multiple locations around Helsinki (museums, galleries, markets, cultural institutions, etc.) and online.


Design Market will be organized at Cable Factori between 10 and 11 September, where it will be possible to sell designer products that will be available for online purchase between 9 and 11 of September.


The theme of this year’s festival is “We are open” with which the organizers want to emphasize openness and transparency as a prerequisite for critical thinking in the field of design. More about this year’s event can be found at this link.


Call for applications and inclusion of events in the programme is open from 3 to 19 June. Terms of participation and application form are available on the link button.


Applications for Design Market can be submitted until 31 May.


Projects for inclusion in the programme are selected by local and international design experts.


Questions related to Helsinki Design Week can also be addressed to the festival’s programme director Anni Korkman: anni.korkman@helsinkidesignweek.com.