By investing in design, we invest in our future. Hands-on instruction from experts, friends and community alumni help to skill up designers and design businesses owners so they can flourish and thrive.

Upcoming Programs

EQUITYxDESIGN Cohort | 2022

Applications Now Open! The EQUITYxDESIGN Cohort is a multi-month program created to lead designers, design businesses, and those who participate in the design economy to understand and build Diversity Equity and Inclusion processes in their work. Mobilizing an educational arc by Creative Reaction Lab the cohort will empower current and upcoming industry leaders to practice design with consideration of equity. 

Providence Design Catalyst grants help small, local designers launch the next phase of their businesses with capital, confidence, and a few more people on their side.

In a Design Challenge designers, innovators and community members take part in applying the design process to reimagine our worlds, solve awesome problems, and present new opportunities.

The Design Catalyst program has, in five months, completely changed my perspective on what my business can achieve.” 

Alaina Mahoney, A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, a 2020 alum