Call for Designers and Shops
Submit by January 31, 2024

Become part of Designmonat Graz 2024! From May 4 to June 2, Designmonat Graz will once again highlight the range of services offered by the design scene in the City of Design Graz for one month.

Design in the City is a format in Design Month Graz that offers people the opportunity to experience design away from exhibitions and workshops. Companies and designers present extraordinary products, unique collections, outstanding creations and lots of information about the role design plays in their business. All of this takes place where design is lived with passion: in the city’s stores and companies. Design becomes visible – we are looking for new and current design products that are waiting to be presented to a wide audience during Design Month Graz.

The call is aimed on the one hand at store owners who want to present product design beyond their classic store routine, and on the other hand at designers who are looking for a suitable presentation space for their product.

Opportunities to participate:

  • You can participate as a store together with a designer and a finished project.
  • Both stores and designers can also submit separately and will be put in touch with each other. In this case, the curator will look for suitable cooperation partners.

The objects will be exhibited in the store throughout Designmonat Graz and can be supplemented by a kick-off event, a presentation, a “Meet the Designer” and/or a workshop.


Submission criteria

As a designer:

  • a short description of your product
  • whether you are planning an event as part of Design in the City
  • 3 – 5 photos of your product

As a store owner:

  • a description of your store (which products you sell, your location, etc.)
  • whether you are planning an event as part of Design in the City

Submit your project by e-mail to


Special attention should be paid to the following

Personal responsibility
The format and type of event are up to the submitter – whether it is a presentation, event, exhibition, workshop, a single program item or a program series. The program item is fully conceived upon submission. Idea sketches for projects and work in the conception phase cannot be considered.

Personal initiative
The success of the submitted program item depends largely on the initiative of the submitter. Design Month Graz sees itself as a marketing umbrella under which a large number of program items can be accommodated. However, this is no substitute for personal commitment and self-marketing for the event.

The cost of participation for stores is 300 euros (excl. VAT). Participation is free of charge for full members of CIS. The same applies to participating designers. Program items must be financed at your own expense. Creative Industries Styria cannot provide any financial resources for the implementation!


Services of Creative Industries Styria

As the initiator and organizer of Designmonat Graz, Creative Industries Styria uses all available marketing and public relations channels to communicate the program items regionally, nationally and internationally. Various printed materials are published for Designmonat Graz. All information is also available at in German and English, as well as via social media channels.

Coordination of the program items

Creative Industries Styria has an overview of all submitted program items. This enables the best timing of the submitted program items and prevents overlaps.

Marketing support

Creative Industries Styria communicates the overall program and Designmonat Graz as a brand. In doing so, it also supports the marketing of the submitted program items. Media work for individual program items is carried out in cooperation and coordination with the partners.

Call for Designers & Shops | Design Month Graz 2024
Submission until January 31, 2024

Please send your contribution to

Theresa Freydl
Creative Industries Styria
+43 (0) 316890598-18
Would you like to participate in Designmonat Graz with presentations, events, exhibitions, workshops or individual program items? Information on the call for programs for Design Month Graz will follow soon – stay tuned!