Mural & Community Art Roster / Mural Toolkit

Call to Artists – Mural and Community Art Roster

The City of Victoria is establishing a roster of pre-qualified, local artists to be available for mural and community art opportunities in 2020.

The new Roster will streamline the City’s process for connecting artists with local businesses and organizations looking to enhance their exterior walls with a mural. It will also assist the City in connecting a neighbourhood association or school with an artist to coordinate a community art project, such as a place-making art piece, a community mosaic or a neighbourhood signage project.

The Call to Artists for the City’s Mural and Community Art Roster coincides with the launch of the City of Victoria’s new Mural Toolkit, a helpful step-by-step guide for artists and business owners who are interested in the mural-making process in Victoria. The Mural Toolkit and connecting artists with local businesses and organizations are key deliverables of the City’s Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan

Eligibility

The competition is open to emerging and established artists in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands. 

Application Process 

In order to be considered, artists are invited to submit the application form below along with up to 10 supporting images and the Digital Image Documentation sheet. Applications must be emailed to culture@victoria.ca

For detailed submission requirements and additional background information, please carefully read the Call to Artists Below:

Files should be uploaded individually.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, however the selection process will take place once a year. Late applications will be considered for 2021.

Selection Criteria 

Submissions to the Mural and Community Art Roster will be assessed on an artist’s experience in creating and collaborating with the community on murals or community art projects, as well as an artist’s visual storytelling style.

The selection panel will consist of local arts professionals comprised of artists, curators, administrators and City staff. Selected artists for the Roster will be notified in March 2020.

For more information, please email culture@victoria.ca 

Mural Toolkit

Murals in well-considered locations can often bring a community together and improve spaces for people passing through neighbourhoods. A mural can create a sense of belonging and pride, reduce graffiti, and allow neighbourhoods to shape their community through beautification and shared project goals.

This mural toolkit is a step-by-step guide for anyone who is interested in the mural-making process, although is by no means the only way to go about creating a mural.

The Mural Toolkit is a draft document that we will refine with the public's input. Please email culture@victoria.ca with your comments and feedback on how we can improve this document.