Mural & Community Art Roster and Mural Toolkit

Mural and Community Art Roster 

The City of Victoria has established a roster of pre-qualified, local artists available for mural and community art opportunities.

The new roster streamlines the City’s process for connecting artists with local businesses and organizations looking to enhance their exterior walls with a mural. Opportunities could include private commissions by local businesses looking to animate their exterior walls with an artistic element, or working with a neighbourhood community association or school in need of an artist to coordinate a community art project.

How to use the roster:

Are you a local business, building owner, developer, community group or organization looking to develop a mural or community based art project? Meet with a member of the Arts, Culture and Events team to be paired with a pre-approved artist from the City’s Roster. The roster includes the artists’ availability, specific skills, fee range and a portfolio of their work for your consideration.

Ready to begin the pairing process? All you need to do is contact staff with a few details about your project. It is helpful if you have the following:
  • A site for your project
  • A firm timeline for your project
  • A budget for paying artist fees
  • Clear understanding of how much input you would like into the final art work (is there a thematic framework?)
For more information, please email culture@victoria.ca with ‘Mural and Community Art Roster” as your subject line.

Mural Toolkit

The Mural Toolkit is 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.

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.