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Paint It Up!
Do you want to deter graffiti in your neighbourhood? Paint it Up!
Now accepting applications for 2013
Crime Prevention Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, is calling for applications for mural projects that support graffiti prevention, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods through youth empowerment and community arts.
We are looking for projects that will contribute to a clean, safe and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent or deter graffiti.
All applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or received by 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013.
Paint it Up! guidelines
- a non-profit organization with expertise in working with youth;
- an artist or arts organization with expertise in creating murals (list to get you started); and
- a representative of the proposed location of the mural.
The project must be completed by youth under the guidance of an adult mentor knowledgeable in mural art techniques. It must seek to increase the skills and/or the employability of the youth engaged in the project. Leaders must commit to working with the community, the youth and the property owner on the design of the mural. Youth must be involved in all aspects of the project: community consultation, design and completing the mural itself.
Get inspired! Check out past mural projects
If you’re thinking of submitting an application for a 2013 project, get inspired by the work of young Ottawa artists in recent years. Take a look at this report with photos from our 2012 projects. Also, visit our interactive map with the locations, photos and descriptions of the 25 murals created so far.
Want to know more?
Please join us for one of our information session
Monday, March 4th
Tuesday, March 5
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by e-mail: Francine.Demers@ottawa.ca or leave a message at 613-580-2424 ext. 22454. If you require special needs accommodation, please advise upon registration.
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