Open Calls for Nairobi Design Week 2023!

Open Calls for Nairobi Design Week 2023!

You'll be provided with a space sponsored by ND.

Theme : It's What We Make It

We are excited to invite you to participate in Nairobi Design Week 2023 festival that will take place on 11th-17th March.

There are three ways you can get involved:

  • Be part of the organising crew
  • Exhibit your work physically
  • Exhibit your work digitally

This article will be updated with new information about each open call.

Every year, we work hand-in-hand with an enthusiastic team of volunteers who bring the festival to life. Would you like to be part of our crew?

Participation will be ongoing before, during, and after the festival - from January until April 2023.

The areas of involvement include : Marketing, Production, Guides, AV & Tech, and Documentation.



UPDATE: Due to the number of responses we've received, we've had to close the call for Crew. Thank you to all those who applied. If you missed out, we still hope to see you at the festival!

Under the theme ‘Its What We Make It’, we invite all creators to submit works that can be physically showcased or experienced.

This may include (but not limited to) : Physical products, physical installations or experiences, sculptures.

DEADLINE: Friday 10th February 2023.


Exhibitors will:

  • Be responsible for delivery and pick-up of their works. Delivery between 1st-4th March, pick-up between 20th-25th March 2023.

Nairobi Design will:

  • Provide you with a curated space, and include your works in Nairobi Design Week 2023.
  • Mention you on the exhibitors board, our website and social media.
  • Take the best possible care of exhibits and exhibitors.
  • Provide crew for assistance in assembly and disassembly of exhibits.
  • Provide you with an exhibitors agreement once your showcase is confirmed.