Billboard for National and International Calls for Participation

July 16, 2021

The Bureau du design has implemented numerous initiatives aimed at promoting the local and international reputation of Montréal-based designers. As a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Montreal is also committed to co‐operate and share the various invitations and forums offered via this Network. Part of our ongoing design Action plan “Create Montreal”, these international outreach opportunities are promoted to encourage Montreal designers and architects to seize all opportunities to compete and win!

N.B. In June 2018, the UNESCO Cities of Design agreed on a set of general principles for endorsing and disseminating calls for participation within the Network. The regulations hinge on the following four major principles which should be reflected in these calls shared by the Bureau du design : Transparency, Equity, Recognition and Clear deliverables.


Saint-Étienne, France
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2022
Banc d'essai, 4th edition
Organizer: Cité du design, Saint-Étienne (France)
Deadline: September 22, 2021

Kortrijk, Belgium
Designers in residence
The future of urban nature - Open call
Organizer: Designregio Kortrijk
Deadline: September 3, 2021
Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Global Design Award 2021
Design for sustainability
Organizer: Shenzhen Culture, Creativity & Design Association
Deadline: September 1st, 2021
Košice, Slovakia
MEdia Art Residency in Košice - Creative City of Media Arts
Human Responsibility
Organizer: Creative Industry Košice
Deadline: August 20, 2021
UNESCO Design City Network
Crisis Response Case Studies - UNESCO Design Cities Network Survey
Organizer: UNESCO Design City Network
Deadline: none
Montréal, Canada
Entretiens Jacques Cartier / November 3, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Seminar La résilience et la qualité du logement social dans un contexte de transition: une approche centrée sur le design
To consult the Programme
Organizers: Cité du design (Saint-Étienne) and Montréal, UNESCO Cities of Design
Deadline: 2020-11-03
Montréal, Canada
Reinventing Cities Montréal 2020-21 / September 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
Information session #2
Organizers: City of Montréal and C40
Deadline: 2020-09-16
Seoul, South Korea
Human City Design Award
Organizer: Seoul Design Foundation
Deadline: 2020-09-11
World Design Challenge / August 10-21, 2020
World Design Talks: Design against gender-based violence
Organizers: World Design Organization (WDO) and UN Women Asia and the Pacific
Deadline: 2020-08-03 
Courtrai, Belgium
Biennale INTERIEUR 2020 / October 22-26, 2020
Organizer: Biennale interieur npo
Deadline: 2020-08-01
Bilbao, Spain
Call For Entries: Design, Art, Creative, Architecture, Visual Community
Organizer: Bilbao, UNESCO Cities of Design
Deadline: 2020-06-30
Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Design Week / July 2020
Call for posters: All against nCoV
Organizer: Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association
Deadline: 2020-06-15

Berlin, Germany 
OPEN CALL - PANDEMIC ARCHITECTURE International Ideas Competition
Organizers: Design Ambassador and
Deadline: 2020-05-20 (Registration) / 2020-05-30 (Proposals Submission)

Shenzhen, China 
Shenzhen Design Week / July 2020
Design for Solidarity Poster Competition
Organizers: UNESCO Design Cities Network and Detroit Design Core
Deadline: 2020-05-29
Nova Scotia, Canada
Request for Proposal for Consultant Services for the New Art Gallery as part of a New Waterfront Arts District
Design competition in two stages
Organizer: Province of Nova Scotia, Canada
Deadline 1st stage: 2020-02-20 at 2 PM (Atlantic time UTC−03:00)
Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY 2019)
Inclusive Design
Organizer: Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA)
Deadline: 2019-11-15
Seoul, South Korea
Human City Design Award / Seoul Design Week 2019
"Design for Sustainable Cities" For a harmonious relationship between humans and the environment
Organizer: City of Seoul / Seoul Design Foundation
Deadline: 2019-08-18
Organizer: College for Creative Studies, Design Core Detroit, and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London
Deadline: 2019-07-31

Bilbao, Spain
Cities & Design / Design Driven futures / Bilbao Bizkaia Design Week 2019
Organizer: Bilbao Bizkaia Design Council 
Deadline: noon, 2019-07-17

Detroit, U.S.A.
Detroit Design 139 / Detroit Month of Design
Inclusive Futures
Organizer: Detroit Design 139
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, 2019-07-10

Courtrai, Lille and Tournai, Europe
The Blue Square of the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai
Organizer: TRIPOD-II / Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai
Deadline: midnight, 2019-06-22

Courtrai, Belgium
Open Call Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2019
The Future of Domesticity
Organizer: Designregio Kortrijk
Deadline: 2019-06-21

Seoul, South Korea
Shelter for Soul / Design & Installation Competition 2019
Soul Shelter for One
Organizer: Korean Institute of Architects (KIA)
Deadline: 2019-06-14

Paris, France
Pli Public Workshop01 Appel à Projets
Organizer: PLI
Deadline: 2019-05-10

Kanazawa, Japan
2019 KOGEI World Competition in Kanazawa / 4th Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa
Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries
Organizer: Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Japan Time, 2019-04-25

Kosice, Slovakia
Open Call for Media Art Residency in Creative City Košice
Language in the context of arts and technology
Organizer: Creative Industry Košice
Deadline: 2019-04-22

Detroit, U.S.A.
2019 Detroit City of Design Competition
Organizer: Design Core Detroit
Deadline: 2019-04-14

Western Flanders, Belgium
Contrei Live Open Call
Organizer: Intercommunale Leiedal
Deadline: 2019-04-17

Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Global Design Award (SDA) / Shenzhen Design Week
Design for Sustainability
Organizer: City of Shenzhen
Deadline: 2019-03-23

Graz, Austria
Call for Programme / Designmonat Graz 2019
Organizer: Creative Industries Styria
Deadline: 2019-02-08

Edmonton, Canada
“Missing Middle” Infill Design Competition
Organization: City of Edmonton
Deadline: 2019-02-04

Saint-Étienne, France
Un tramway nommé design / 11e Biennale Internationale Saint-Étienne
Organizer : STAS (Société de Transports de l'Agglomération Stéphanoise) and Saint-Étienne Métropole
Deadline : 2019-01-31

Dundee, Scotland
Call for Papers & Panels / AHRA 2019
Architecture & Collective Life
Organizer: AHRA
Deadline: 5 p.m., 2019-02-01

Bras Basah.Bugis, Singapore
Singapore Design Week
Organizer: DesignSingapore / National Heritage Board (NHB)
Deadline: 2018-12-31

Torino, Italy
Call: Space for Design
Accessibility and usability of historic city centres, heritage, places, streets and shops that make up the dynamic fabric of the urban space
Organizer: Fondazione per l’architettura / Torino
Deadline: 2018-08-31

Courtrai, Belgium
Call for mission projects for professionals listed in the Montréal designers directory
Organizers: Biennale Interieur / Bureau du design, Ville de Montréal
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., 2018-08-16

Torino, Italy
Call for mission projects for professionals listed in the Montréal designers directory
Organizers: Citta’ Di Torino / Bureau du design, Ville de Montréal
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., 2018-08-16

Detroit, U.S.A.
Call for mission projects for professionals listed in the Montréal designers directory
Organizers: Detroit Design Core / Bureau du design, Ville de Montréal
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., 2018-08-16

Bilbao, Spain
GSEF-BILBAO2018 Global Social Economy Forum
Social Economy and Cities: Values and competitiveness for inclusive and sustainable local development
Organizer: City of Bilbao
Deadline: 2018-07-20

Berlin, Germany
Berlin Design Week / Design Festival Berlin
Organizer: Berlin Design Week
Deadline: 2018-06-30

Courtrai, Belgium
Open Call Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2018
Discover the Next Space
Organizer: Designregio Kortrijk
Deadline: 2018-06-01

Paris, France
FAIRE 2018 Design Urbain
Organizer: Pavillon de l’Arsenal / City of Paris
Deadline: 2018-05-31

Bilbao, Spain
Selected 2018
Organizer: Bilbao Bizkaia Design Council / City of Bilbao
Deadline: 2018-05-31

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Design Week
Organizer: Luovi Productions Oy
Deadline: 2018-05-31

Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Design Week 2018 – call for projects
The Possibilities of Design
Organizer: City of Shenzhen
Deadline: 2018-03-15

Graz, Austria
Call for Programme / Designmonat Graz 2018
Organizer: Creative Industries Styria
Deadline: 2018-02-04

Puebla, Mexico
Mezcal Glass Competition
Organizer: City of Puebla
Deadline: 2018-01-08