“Bringing Light to Darkness” led by Indigenous artists Larissa Healey & Shadae Rose J., with the support of many youth

Make an outdoor mural

Update: Mural Support Program

The Mural Support Program is closed as of September 30, 2022. We will accept applications for development permits until the end of the year. Check back for updates in spring 2023.

Are you planning a new mural art project or repairing an existing one? We will create a permit on your behalf. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

You may also be eligible for in-kind services such as wall priming, acquiring paints and supplies, application of protective coating, and professional graffiti removal.

The program provides support to projects led by artists, property owners, and community groups to encourage stewardship and public realm enhancement.

How to apply

  1. Read the program guidelines (128 KB)
  2. Either:
  3. Contact the staff coordinator listed in the guidelines to discuss eligibility and receive access to the online application.
    Contact no later than one week prior to the submission deadline

Get involved

Artist opportunities

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, and more.

Vancouver Mural Festival

The festival works with artists and community groups to create large-scale murals, culminating in a street party and showcase event.

Manage graffiti

Find out how to manage graffiti, including removing it now and preventing it in the future.