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A 2019 mural at Somerset W and O'Connor Street, painted by Inuugatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Famlies and artist Claudia Guttierez. Photo: Luke Barry.

Paint It Up Ottawa accepting applications for 2020 murals—deadline 03.31.20

By Apartment613 on February 24, 2020

By Luke Barry

Some fun news for youth with an eye for design! Crime Prevention Ottawa has officially launched into the tenth year of its Paint it Up! Program in partnership with the City of Ottawa.

This initiative will build on its past successes by helping provide a clean, safe and beautiful city which engages neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent graffiti vandalism.

A mural at 409 Cooper Street, on Foster’s cycling store. Photo: Luke Barry.

Each project must involve (i) a pre-approved mural location; (ii) a non-profit organization with expertise in youth; (iii) an artist or arts organization with expertise in murals; and (iv) a representative of the proposed location of the mural.

An information session will take place on Tuesday, February 25 from 1:30–3:00pm in the Councillor’s Lounge on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

There will be another information session on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-7pm in the St-Laurent Room at the Heron Community Centre, 1480 Heron Road.

A mural at 328 Elgin Street. Photo: Luke Barry.

For inspiration, be sure to check out some pictures of the work completed during Paint it Up! 2019 and an interactive mural map of locations and pictures of previous projects.

The deadline for 2020 applications is set for March 31.

To confirm your attendance at either of the information sessions, RSVP by e-mail at or leave a message at 613-580-2424 ext. 25393. Further guidelines can be found here and application forms can be found here.