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Create seeks Graphic Designers to form Panel

Create seeks Graphic Designers to form Panel

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Create invites graphic designers to join a panel, to support the communications of Create’s work, mission and strategic goals.

This process is to identify and evaluate qualified individuals for a panel of preferred service providers, to be called on as design needs emerge.

Whilst identified panel members will be given first refusal on projects, please note that inclusion on the panel provides no guarantee of regular work, as each project will be evaluated individually.

This panel will be re-visited and examined after five years. A place on this panel would suit freelance graphic designers with the capacity to deliver small to medium projects (e.g. Flyers, posters, event programmes, reports, small publications).

Create is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its policies, practices and procedures.

About Create

Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts. Our work initiates cross-sectoral national and international partnerships which support artists and communities to co-create work of depth, ambition and excellence.

Our mission is to lead the development of collaborative arts practice by enabling artists and communities to create exceptional art together.

As a resource organisation we offer supports for artists working in social and community contexts. These include professional development, mentoring, project development support, commissioning and project opportunities as well as research and training. We also manage the Artist in the Community Scheme for the Arts Council. In 2019 we were awarded the tender to lead the pilot Creative Places programme in Tuam (2020-2023) and in 2021 successfully tendered to be the Creative Places Programme, Network Services provider (2021 – 2024) for the Arts Council.

Create believes that by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times.

Create’s audiences include sectoral partners, academic institutions, national funding bodies, national and international peer organisations, as well as artists and communities working collaboratively.


Create requires the services of graphic designers for a variety of projects throughout the year. These design jobs may include both online and print material, online campaign content, social media assets, working with existing branding or providing branding options for new projects/ programmes of work. Create publishes regular booklets, publications, strategic/ organisational reports, statements and more. Our published and online material must appeal to differing audiences, as outlined above.

Applicants must have experience delivering high-quality work in a range of formats, including providing templates for use in-house.

Panel members will work closely with Create’s Communications and Publishing Manager and, on occasion, other Create team members.

Applicants should be responsive, collaborative, open to feedback and flexible in their approach.

Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to, best practices in terms of accessibility in design.

Create reserves the right to terminate this process at any time including before award of any contract or after award of any contract.

Application Process

Applications must be completed using the online form linked below, in advance of the deadline, 5pm 23rd June 2023.
Applications must include:

  • A short expression of interest, outlining your interest in and skills suitable for inclusion on this panel (max 1,800 characters).
  • A short biography (max 1,800 characters)
  • 3 relevant case studies which demonstrate your skills and breadth of work
  • Client testimonials
  • The names and contact details of two referees
  • Daily rate, clearly stating your VAT position
  • Information on status – e.g., self-employed or CLG

Please ensure that you have highlighted any unique selling point you have in your application. For example, a strong track record of working with arts organisations, an interest in collaborative arts, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, community, place-making, etc

Applicants may be called to interview. All applicants must be tax compliant and be able to submit a current tax clearance cert on request.


Create Design Panel application


All prospective service providers must comply with the following pricing requirements:

  • All prices quoted must be all-inclusive (including, but not limited to, ancillary services and all other costs/expenses), be expressed in Euro, and must be inclusive of VAT.
  • Prospective service providers must confirm that all prices quoted in the proposal will remain valid for a twelve-month period commencing from the response deadline.

Privacy & Data Protection

Create is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We collect different kinds of personal data about prospective service providers to manage the recruitment process and meet our legal obligations. It is Create’s policy that this information is processed in accordance with Data Protection law. If the applicant is unsuccessful the details will be shredded after evaluation. If applicant is successful the details will be retained for life of the panel.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with all directions of Create with regard to Data Protection and may be asked to enter into a Data Processing Agreement should that be required.