Capacity building lab, international shadowing program, online coaching, local and international promotion, production grants.
Design Road Professional is a six-month-long programme that helps launch the careers of emerging designers and artists from different disciplines on an international scale and standards.
Young emerging designers will be guided through a tailor-made creative and technical lab to develop their own design pieces or collections. The designers are given the chance to participate in design trips, workshops, seminars, shadowing programmes and on-line coaching programmes with first-class international designers and creative minds.
Design Road Professional Dubai is the first of these programmes to have been implemented: four emerging designers from Dubai participate in the programme, which takes place between Dubai, London and Barcelona. Participants attend three of the most important design events: London Design Week, Barcelona Design Week and Dubai Design Days.
By participating in the programme, designers can benefit from:
- Networking with the best designers, suppliers, galleries, design schools and producers in the visited cities.
- Gaining inspiration by attending the design weeks and activities.
- Taking advantage of the opportunity to gain access to exclusive professional shadowing sessions with senior design instructors.
- Creating a platform for design discussions between young designers and the international design scene.
- Evaluating the local design scene and working on creating their own design identity.