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11 November, 2022

Open call Driving Dutch Design and new in 2023: DDW/D!

Will you be one of our Drivers in 2023?

Have you been working on your creative enterprise for a few years now? Do you want to push the boundaries of your entrepreneurship together with other talented designers? Then we are looking for you! As a driver, you are open to bring more focus to your creative enterprise. You will invest an average of one day per week, from February until November 2023.

We explicitly invite designers with different backgrounds in culture and design disciplines to apply.


The programme of Driving Dutch Design (DDD) consists of a series of master classes in the field of entrepreneurship, an individual mentor track and two optional tracks: DDW/D and DDW/C. Participants in DDW/D are guided in the development of an individual offer, or deliverable, for Dutch Design Week (DDW). DDW/C focuses on collective publicity during DDW. The master classes are given in Dutch, participants can talk (back) in English.


Interested? Then sign up for DDD before 29 November, 2022! For more information about the programme and to sign up, visit

New in 2023: DDW/D

In addition to the regular programme, we are coming up with something new in 2023: DDW/D. Participants in DDW/D will be guided in developing an individual offering for DDW. Together with others, you explore the possibilities for successful participation in DDW. The development of DDW/D is still in full swing. We will start in March 2023 with the first of six meetings. Would you like to stay informed about this? Then send an email to


Read more about DDD here!


Driving Dutch Design is the professionalisation and networking programme of BNO, Dutch Design Foundation and Stichting Stokroos that helps driven designers on their way in the world of creative entrepreneurship.