The Public Works and Environmental Services Department and Crime Prevention Ottawa are inviting artists to participate in the 2021 Paint it Up! program.
Now in its 12th year, the program offers funding for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety, and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods. The program is one component of the City’s Graffiti Management Strategy.
Since its inception in 2010, the program has involved more than 2700 youth, ranging in age from 12 to 25 years, working on 85 projects across the city supported by an average project grant of $5000. Installations have proven to be effective in managing graffiti vandalism, supporting arts and culture, contributing to economic development, and providing youth engagement opportunities.
Applications for this year’s program are available on the Crime Prevention Ottawa website or by calling 311. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
Projects must contribute to a clean, safe, and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth at risk in a constructive learning process to create wallcoverings to prevent or deter graffiti.