Request for Proposals for Graphic Design Services

Lindsay Ann Cory
Posted on December 17th, 2021
by Lindsay Ann Cory

Help us look good in 2022.

Please note that we have updated the deadline for this RFP to January 19th, 2022.

Nocturne is excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for Graphic Design Services to develop a visual identity based on the curatorial theme for 2022 (our 15th anniversary) as well as production work required to promote and market the festival throughout the year.

Every year Nocturne works with a new curator to present a curatorial theme. The curatorial theme for 2021 was “Liminal” and more details can be found on our website about the graphic design approach to this theme and our previous themes. Our 2022 theme and curator will be selected in early 2022 but we hope to have a Graphic Designer ready to begin work by the beginning of February.

About Nocturne: Art at Night
Nocturne is an independent, free, contemporary art festival in Kjipuktuk/Halifax presented by the Nocturne: Art at Night Society founded in 2008. The festival brings art and energy to the streets of our city showcasing and celebrating the visual arts scene in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia. In addition to the festival, the society oversees a collection of arts programming utilizing the same mentality that art can be anywhere and for anyone.

Nocturne is…

  • A platform for artistic creation and presentation of new work
  • A residency for emerging curators
  • A city shifted by artists
  • An immersive experience set apart from traditional art festivals
  • An intimate gathering of 35,000+
  • A year-round opportunity that goes beyond the festival
  • An expansive offering with a mission to use art as a catalyst for connection

Nocturne is a not-for-profit organization. We work on building partnerships with the city and area businesses and government organizations to bring the city access to art and wonder with no barriers. Since 2018 we have developed some key branding principles that we are very proud of and that are used as we change year over year based on the theme. We are hoping to maintain that level of flexibility and style with our new designers. Key principles include:

  • Flexibility
  • Creativity and maker style
  • Individuality
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Accessibility

The total contract amount is negotiable but approximately between $3,500-$5,000, or based on qualifications and quotes from the prospective designer/design team. We are flexible and open to working in a multitude of fashions for this work so please provide a quote for services in your proposal.

Deadline *Extended*
January 19, 2022


Send proposals and questions to Executive Director Lindsay Cory at [email protected].

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