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

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COVID-19 update: Mural Support Program

October 5, 2020: We're closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. At this time, the Mural Support program is on hold. Check back for updates.

Are you planning a new mural art project or repairing an existing one? We will create a permit on your behalf.

You may also be eligible for partial funding and in-kind services such as acquiring paints and supplies, applying primer and 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.

Review the program guidelines (48 KB)

Key dates

The dates below apply for in-kind support and funding.

Applications for permits or repair support is accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Intake open On hold
Application intake deadlines On hold
All artwork completed On hold

How to apply

  1. Read the program guidelines (48 KB)
  2. Prepare either a:
  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

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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.