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Graffiti Prevention Murals

Since 2010, the Community Mural Matching Grant Program has supported non-profit community agencies to develop over 50 murals in Edmonton neighbourhoods. The goal is to deter graffiti and create a shared responsibility for graffiti prevention in Edmonton.

There is a two step process to apply for this grant:

  • Capital City Clean Up will determine if the project is eligible. To determine if your mural project is eligible, please fill out the Community Mural Matching Grant Google form.  
  • Once Capital City Clean Up confirms that the project is eligible for funding, you will need to start the application process.

Community mural grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

This mural grant is specifically for properties that have a history of graffiti.   

Who can apply?

Applicants must be an organization, association, society or nonprofit agency.

Where can murals be done?

Applicants must operate within Edmonton and must be putting the mural on a building, structure or property within Edmonton city limits. Murals must be placed on buildings/structures with a documented history of graffiti vandalism or those that may be prone to graffiti vandalism due to their location.

Permissions/Waivers

Applicants are responsible to ensure that any necessary permits and approvals (private and/or public) are in place.

The application will only be considered if it has been signed by the legal property owner giving their permission for the mural and all supporting permits and approvals have been provided.

Do you know your Grant Account ID?

With our online grant applications, you will need two pieces of information to apply to any grant program:

  1. Your City of Edmonton grants assigned account ID
  2. Your organization or applicant email that is registered with the City of Edmonton Grants Office

To create or retrieve your City of Edmonton account ID:

  • Fill out the Account ID Request Form and a city employee will get back to you within 2 business days with your account information

  If you have any issues with the online application form, please call the Grants Office for assistance at 780-496-4933.

Filling out the Application

Have you already started an application? Search for your application so you do not have to start over. Need to start a new application? Start a brand new application.

Need to update your account information?

Once you enter your Account ID and Organization email, your account information will automatically populate on the application. If you noticed that your information is not correct in our system (for example, an address change or main contact change), please contact our office as soon as possible to update your account. Incorrect information can result in a delay or inability to process your grant request.

To update your account:

Funding/Matching/Timelines

Funds, to a maximum of $5000, are available on a matching basis.

Applicants must match 25% of the total project cost with a combination of donations, volunteer equity, direct dollars, or grants.

Matching funding cannot be provided by other City of Edmonton program sources.

Projects must be completed, including submission of the all final project reporting requirements, by December 15, 2017 to receive full grant funds.

Fundable Expenses

Honorarium and fees for artists for creative design/input, production or consultation.

Wall preparation and painting supplies, including but not limited to paint, brushes, rollers, sandpaper, plaster and protective coatings. 

Hosting costs for production or project celebrations (may not exceed 15% of the complete project budget).

Non-Fundable Expenses

Alcohol, on-going operating expenses of an organization, facility maintenance or repair and ongoing salaries.

Artists

It is up to the community group to select the artists or group to design the mural. You may wish to work with a new up-and-coming artist, a member of your community with art experience or the local school art department.  You may also choose to hire a professional artist.

Volunteers

It is recommended that applicants use volunteers whenever possible for your mural project.  Volunteers will help you reduce costs and create community support.  If using volunteers, the applicant is responsible for all volunteers ensuring that:

  • At minimum there is one on-site volunteer supervisor aged 18 years or older
  • Appropriate volunteer screening is completed
  • Volunteers have signed all waivers
  • Volunteers are provided with all necessary training
  • Volunteers follow all safety guidelines as provided by the applicant
Insurance

The applicant must have Liability Insurance of $2,000,000.  

A copy of the insurance certificate will be attached with the application.
 

Final Report

A Final Report is due 90 days before the expiration of the Funding Agreement.  

The Final Report is required before the final funding for your grant is released.

You must include in your Final Report:

  • Photos of the final project
  • All receipts that the grant was approved for
  • The Budget sheet that was sent to you from the Grant Coordinator

Sponsor

The Paint Spot is a proud sponsor of the Community Mural Matching Grants program

The Paint Spot will provide a 30% discount to all program participants.

The Paint Spot is also available to present “How to do a Community Mural” talk and mentoring to Community Leagues and other groups. It is a colourful PowerPoint and covers some basics about budgeting and paint yields. The cost is a $100 honorarium to Paint Spot.

For More Information

Capital City Clean Up

If you need high quality images of any of our posters, contact our office.

Telephone

To report graffiti vandalism, litter or discarded needles dial 311 (or 780-442-5311)

For Capital City Clean Up program inquiries, call 311

Fax 780-498-7098
Email capitalcitycleanup@edmonton.ca

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