DESIGN WEEK RI 2024 Host Resources

Welcome to DESIGN WEEK RI 2024! We are so happy that you are here. We thank you for your participation and have outlined some key details that should help make your DESIGN WEEK RI event successful.

For any questions, please contact devanshi@designxri.com.

What is DESIGN WEEK RI?

DESIGN WEEK RI is put on by DESIGNxRI.
:: spoken : Design by Rhode Island ::

DESIGNxRI is a nonprofit economic development organization that creates an opportunity-driven environment for RI designers, design businesses, and the design sector to thrive. We believe design is a critical economic sector that drives change globally, socially, and locally in the state of RI.  

DESIGN WEEK RI is the annual celebration of design in RI since 2013! We invite the design and creative community to celebrate with us, sharing the unique story of design in Rhode Island through collaboration and engagement! This year, DESIGN WEEK RI will run from Friday, Sept. 13th to Friday, Sept. 20thWeekday events are all non-DESIGNxRI hosted events taking place between Monday, Sept. 16th and Friday, Sept. 20th.

Open Studios Weekend is a part of DESIGN WEEK RI, running from Friday, Sept. 13th to Sunday, Sept. 15th. Friday features a few open studios in Providence, while Saturday is centered on studios in northern RI and Sunday on studios in southern RI.

Schedule of Events

DESIGN WEEK RI 2024 runs from September 13th – 20th.  Below are some of the key events.

Date Event
August 13th August Creative Conversations
This is one month before DESIGN WEEK RI at the Avenue Concept, and is a great opportunity to come and connect with the team and other event hosts prior to DESIGN WEEK RI. We will be using this event to promote DESIGN WEEK RI and are highlighting two event hosts as speakers in the program.
Friday, Sept. 13th Open Studios Weekend Begins
Friday Evening, Sept. 13th DESIGN WEEK RI Kickoff Party at Moniker Brewery
Saturday, Sept. 14th North RI Open Studios
Sunday, Sept. 15th South RI Open Studios
Monday – Friday, Sept. 16th-20th DESIGN WEEK RI Week Events
Tuesday, Sept. 17th Keynote Speaker: Cey Adams
Thursday, Sept. 19th Gallery Night PVD x DESIGNxRI
Friday, Sept. 20th WEEK NIGHT: The Final Party

 

Open Studios Hosts vs. Weekday Event Hosts

If you’re hosting an event on Friday 9/13, Saturday 9/14, or Sunday 9/15, you’re part of DESIGN WEEK RI’s Open Studio Weekend! For more information, see the Open Studios Hosts section below. If you’re hosting an event between Monday 9/16 and Friday 9/20, you’re a Weekday Event host! For more information, see the Weekday Event Hosts section below.

Open Studios Hosts

Friday - Sunday, September 13th - 15th

Unsure if you’re an Open Studio host? See “Open Studios Hosts vs. Weekday Event Hosts” above.

Materials

Open Studios hosts are provided with the following digital assets:

  • Studio-specific social media graphics
  • General Open Studios Weekend social media graphics
  • Social media caption suggestions
  • DESIGNxRI logo
  • DESIGN WEEK RI Open Studios Weekend logo

Open Studios hosts will be provided with the following print assets:

  • General DESIGN WEEK RI posters
  • DESIGN WEEK RI brochures
  • Printable DESIGN WEEK RI Open Studios Weekend door signs
  • DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program postcards

What to Expect

  • DESIGNxRI will be promoting Open Studios Weekend on social media and by email
  • Because of the large number of open studios, DESIGNxRI won’t be posting individually on our social medias about each studio. However, if you post and tag us, we are happy to share your open studio in stories! See the Marketing Guidelines section for details
  • Open Studios Weekend is organized by location. Work together with other studios to share your event by tagging and sharing each other’s content! You can view a list of Open Studio hosts here and add your social media handles.
  • DESIGNxRI will host the Open Studios Weekend Calendar on our website, which will include a general interest page for Open Studios Weekend where potential attendees can select studios they’re interested in, but we will not require registration for each studio

Next Steps

  1. Get ready to share your studio on social media!

Monday, July 8th will be a collective day of social media promotion for DESIGN WEEK RI. DESIGNxRI, Open Studio hosts, and weekday event hosts will all post on the same day to get people excited about DESIGN WEEK RI! Download your digital media assets ahead of time and make any desired changes to the provided captions so you’re ready to join in. And of course, don’t forget to tag DESIGNxRI and use #DESIGNWEEKRI2024 and #DESIGNWEEKRIOpenStudios

2. Keep an eye out for print materials, coming mid-July

Open Studio hosts will receive a print materials packet, including DESIGN WEEK RI posters, event brochures, and Design Catalyst postcards. Packets will be available for pickup in mid-July.

3. Stay tuned for the launch of the DESIGN WEEK RI Open Studios Weekend Calendar on our website!

Open Studio hosts will receive the draft of the calendar the week of July 22 for review. The calendar is scheduled for public release August 5th.

4. Get excited for DESIGN WEEK RI 2024!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to do what we can to support the success of your studio!

Weekday Event Hosts

Monday - Friday, September 16th - 20th

Unsure if you’re a Weekday Event host? See “Open Studios Hosts vs. Weekday Event Hosts” above.

Materials

Weekday event hosts are provided with the following digital assets:

  • Event-specific social media graphics
  • General DESIGN WEEK RI social media graphics
  • Social media caption suggestions
  • DESIGNxRI logo
  • DESIGN WEEK RI logo

Weekday event hosts will be provided with the following print assets:

  • General DESIGN WEEK RI posters
  • DESIGN WEEK RI brochures
  • Printable DESIGN WEEK RI Event door signs
  • DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program postcards

What to Expect

  • DESIGNxRI will be promoting DESIGN WEEK RI on social media and by email
  • This year, DESIGNxRI is excited to be able to share each event on our social media! In addition to sharing personalized graphics with each host, we will also be posting them on our own social media and tagging hosts. Hosts are still expected to promote their own events and are encouraged to tag DESIGNxRI so we can help cross-promote. See the Marketing Guidelines section for details
  • DESIGNxRI will host a DESIGN WEEK RI event calendar on our website, including registration pages for each weekday event where guests can sign up to attend. Event hosts will receive registration lists prior to their event so they can keep track of attendance (to be shared with DESIGNxRI)

Next Steps

  1. Get ready to share your event on social media!

Monday, July 8th will be a collective day of social media promotion for DESIGN WEEK RI. DESIGNxRI, Open Studio hosts, and weekday event hosts will all post on the same day to get people excited about DESIGN WEEK RI! Download your digital media assets ahead of time and make any desired changes to the provided captions so you’re ready to join in. And of course, don’t forget to tag DESIGNxRI and use #DESIGNWEEKRI2024 and #DESIGNWEEKRI

2. Keep an eye out for print materials, coming mid-July

Weekday event hosts will receive a print materials packet, including DESIGN WEEK RI posters, event brochures, and Design Catalyst postcards. Packets will be available for pickup in mid-July.

3. Stay tuned for the launch of the DESIGN WEEK RI Events Calendar on our website!

Weekday event hosts will receive the draft of the calendar the week of July 22nd for review. The calendar is scheduled for public release the first week of August 5th.

4. Get excited for DESIGN WEEK RI 2024!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to do what we can to support the success of your event!

Marketing Guidelines

DESIGN WEEK RI title variations

  • Any of the following: DESIGN WEEK RI, DESIGN WEEK RI 2024. “DESIGN WEEK RI” should always be uppercase and should always include “RI,” as not to be confused with other Design Weeks around the world. Please do not use the abbreviation DWRI as it might be confused with DWRI Letterpress.

DESIGNxRI name variations

  • DxRI or DESIGNxRI. “DESIGN” and “RI” should always be uppercase. The “x” should always be lowercase. “DESIGNxRI” is spoken as “Design by Rhode Island” similarly to how “2×4” is spoken as “two by four.”

DxRI website and social media

 

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