June 8, 2022
RFP: New Design for the website and hard copy of RACAR

RFPDesign RACAR APdesign

RACAR, the official journal of the University Art Association of Canada, is the sole general art and art history journal in Canada. Its scope reflects the broad range and diversity of artistic and art historical practices in Canadian postsecondary institutions. It features traditional research articles, image-heavy accounts of artistic, curatorial, and research-creation projects, book and exhibition reviews, and other contributions relevant to our disciplines. It publishes contributions in French or in English, with the abstract in the other language.

The editorial team of RACAR is looking for a designer or a design team to redesign its journal and website ( The goal is to provide a new, functional and innovative design for both the journal and website. The new designs (print and online) should meet accessibility standards.
Scope of Work:
1. Evaluation of RACAR’s present website and journal.
2. Development of a new, innovative, and accessible design for the website and journal, which relate to one another.
3. The design for the website should be accessible according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
4. For the website, the new design will include development (building the website) as well as a guide for training of RACAR’s managing editor to manage the website.
5. For the journal, the new design will include inDesign templates, which can be used by someone trained in inDesign.
6. Preparation of a detailed budget.

Submission Requirements:
1. Design portfolio.
2. Detailed budget for the project.
3. Statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Proof of innovative designs
2. Proof of the ability to meet accessibility requirements
3. Acceptable budget
4. Equity, diversity, and inclusion priorities

RFP Contact Information: Mitchell Frank, RACAR Editor-in-Chief:

Proposal Due Date: August 15th, 2022

Note: We will be giving priority to members of the following groups: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.