We're grateful to our partners, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for helping make Belfast Design Week happen each year. It truly is a collaborative festival and couldn’t be made possible without them.



As Northern Ireland's civic university, Ulster University delivers excellent teaching and research that positively impacts on the prosperity of our society. Creative and inspiring, the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University is a world leading art school that makes a significant contribution to contemporary art and design both at home and abroad.


BID is a local, democratically established organisation that focuses on delivering specific improvements needed by local businesses and organisations throughout the area. BIDs invest in and deliver projects to improve the local trading environment, drive down business costs and raise the area’s profile. Our vision is to further develop the unique Cathedral Quarter area as a great destination for tourism, culture, creativity, innovation, and business.


Allstate was established in Northern Ireland in 1998 to provide high quality software development services and business solutions in support of its parent company, The Allstate Corporation. Allstate is Northern Ireland's largest IT Company with 2,300+ employees across three sites in Belfast, L'Derry and Strabane. Allstate is a major center for innovative software development, covering the full software lifecycle of design, development, maintenance and support.


Fathom are experience design specialists who work with agencies, businesses and organisations to improve performance, through UX and service design.


Newspaper Club helps everyone print their own newspapers. There's no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering and fast worldwide shipping.

Since 2010, they've printed more than 20 million newspapers for some of the most creative individuals and brands around the world. Together they're reinventing newsprint to make it more exciting, versatile and affordable than ever.

See what you can make and get free samples at newspaperclub.com



Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, with an audience of 2.5 million unique visitors each month. Every day, Dezeen’s award-winning editorial team publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features and compelling original video content. With offices in London and New York, Dezeen also runs Dezeen Jobs, the world’s most vibrant architecture and design jobs board.


Digital Cities Belfast offers an exciting 10 days of free and bespoke events for Belfast’s creative industries.