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New Annual 'DP Partner' Program Launches

16 Apr 2024
Written by Rebecca Johnson
DP News

DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce a new partnership opportunity for individuals and businesses who want to be a part of forging a more inclusive, forward-thinking design community in Philadelphia. This partnership is for designers and design-lovers in any discipline. The only prerequisite is that you share our belief that design is for and by everyone. 

And we mean everyone. 

We believe in a Philadelphia where design is accessible for all ages, all backgrounds, and all people. A Philadelphia where design education is abundant and paths to pursue a career in design are clear. A Philadelphia where designers and design-lovers know they have a network of support to turn to when they need to grow and expand. 

A Philadelphia community where you belong.

Click here to learn more...

When you join us as a DP Partner, you join the movement towards making design more accessible now and for future generations. Your investment supports DesignPhiladelphia’s programming that empowers designers from K through Career and is aimed at building a better design community for all. 

What is the DP Partnership?

DP Partnership: $99 Annual or $10/month

Suitable for Individuals or Businesses

A place where you belong–a community of inclusive, forward-thinking designers and design lovers in Philadelphia who share the belief that design is for and by everyone

A way to join the movement towards making design more accessible now and for future generations

Giving back opportunities:
Ways to make a meaningful impact and invest in the next generation of designers in our K-12 programming throughout neighborhoods in Philadelphia

First dibs on volunteer spots in our education programs and events

Visibility opportunities:
Recognition for your support of the DP community through your time, talent, and/or dollars

Inclusion in our robust online business directory (coming soon)

Option to share stories and press releases with us that we can incorporate into our various content platforms

Business building opportunities:
Networking events where you can connect with your next collaborator or client

Ability to post jobs on our job board

Mentorship to help you navigate business challenges in your firm or own small business

Learning opportunities:
Ways to stay inspired and learn new things from other experts in the DP community

Exclusive programming and ongoing education

To celebrate this new offering and our 20th Anniversary, DP Partnership is included for all 2024 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Event Partners!

Click here to learn more and sign up today...

Frequently Asked Questions:

If I am planning to host an event during the 2024 Festival, should I become a DP Partner?
DP Partnerships are included in the Event Partner Registration fees (early bird and regular). Register for your festival event first, and then in your account you will be able to manage your festival event, business listing, etc.  

What kind of exclusive programming do DP Partners have access to?
Technical assistance for design and creative businesses (i.e., how to grow your business types of programs), tours, happy hours, and special talks.  We have a Program committee that is working on more ideas -- and we always need more volunteers.

Is this a membership or a contribution?
It's kind of both. By becoming a DP Partner, you are helping us build a stronger foundation to support designers K through career -- but our obsession is making sure you and your businesses are highly visible, which is good for you .... and for us, because that allows us to demonstrate how Philadelphia is a design city.

Is the business directory or jobs board live?
Not yet! We will launch the jobs board in June 2024 and the business directory in August 2024, at the same time that the Festival Schedule launches. But you can join anytime! Annual partnership renew from sign up date.

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