Ottawa uses program to combat graffiti vandalism

The City of Ottawa and Crime Prevention Ottawa invite people to ‘Paint it Up!’

The City of Ottawa and Crime Prevention Ottawa invite people to ‘Paint it Up!’

The City of Ottawa and Crime Prevention Ottawa invite people to ‘Paint it Up!’

Now in its 11th year, the program offers funding for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety, and the beautification of neighbourhoods. The program is one component of the City’s Graffiti Management Strategy.

Since its inception in 2010, the initiative has involved more than 2673 youth, ranging in ages from 12 to 25, working on 82 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 Tuesday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

Projects must contribute to a clean, safe, and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create wallcoverings to prevent or deter graffiti.

 

 

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