Call for designer – VOPS 2021

About the project

This year will represent the 20th anniversary of MGRM. We would like to mark this significant event with a commemorative, informative and cultural initiative which pays tribute to the work of our volunteers, to the power of voluntary organisations, to their ability to change societies and make them more inclusive as well as provide a cultural event, accompanied with a pictorial history of MGRM and the Maltese LGBTIQ community, which will contribute to the cultural events of 2021 in Malta. The project will center on the publication of this pictorial guide as well as an exhibition incorporating that history and within that exhibition, a special exhibition displaying the clothes of a pioneer of Trans rights in Malta, Katya.


Call Application Deadline

2nd August 

Contracting of selected service provider

3rd August

First Draft of Exhibition Artworks

10th August

Final Draft of Exhibition Artworks

17th August

First Draft of Pictorial Book

30th September

Final Draft of Pictorial Book

14th October

Terms of Reference

A logo for the exhibition is ready, hence brand direction must build on that. The artwork requested are below with design specifications required. Printing is not to be included in quote.


The exhibition itself will be split into six sections, each colour coded according to the Pride Flag. Each section will have a board with some information about that section and captions for all the images. The section focusing Katya, will also have 4 designed quotes about her. The images within the exhibition will be captioned by a number. Below are the design requirements:

  • 6 x A2 informational board
  • 1 x 60x20cm informational board
  • 1 x A1 descriptive poster (logos will be provided)
  • 4 x text quotes A3
  • 6 x colour coded sets of numbers (for captioning photos)
  • 6 x colour strips (stickers to be placed on walls alongside exhibition content)

The exhibition will also require the following designs:

  • 1 x A3 event poster design
  • 1 x A3 size map (folded to an information booklet)
  • x4 Facebook posts

Pictorial Book

  • Design of cover and 160 page book
  • Facebook post & event cover photo

Following selection, before proceeding with designing all artworks, contractor is expected to show a concept (one poster for the exhibition, and a few pages of the book for example)

Eligibility Criteria

Bidders must submit a CV and portfolio with relevant experience within the design industry.

Selection Criteria

Quality of portfolio presented;

Knowledge of LGBTIQ issues and LGBTIQ affirmative approach;

Technical and Financial Bid;


Individuals may propose working jointly with one or more persons given the tight deadlines envisaged. This must be clearly stated in their submission. Bidders are to attach CV’s of each expert.

Following the adjudication, any subcontracting to third parties other than the selected service provider/s needs to be approved in writing by MGRM.

Bids are to be sent to MGRM on For any queries please contact Robert Attard on +356 99255559. Deadline for quotes is 5pm of 2nd August 2021.