Applications are now open for the 2023 Paint it Up! mural program

Published on
March 9, 2023
Arts, heritage and events
Home and community

Looking for a way to help deter vandalism and beautify the community while empowering our City’s youth through community arts? Look no further than the Paint it Up! mural program.

The Paint it Up! mural program is done in partnership with Crime Prevention Ottawa. Over 2,831 youth between the ages of 12 and 25 have participated in the program since it began in 2010. Almost 96 funded murals are now beautifying many areas of the city with local art.

Applications for this year’s Paint it Up! program are now open.

Want to learn more? Crime Prevention Ottawa is hosting two virtual information sessions on Wednesday, March 22. You can register for one of these sessions by visiting

Those interested in participating will need to keep two deadlines in mind:

  • You must submit your mural design and location for approval by Thursday, March 23, 2023 via the City of Ottawa’s By-Law and Regulatory Services online form.
  • The complete application will need to be submitted to Crime Prevention Ottawa by Friday, April 14, 2023.

For more information on the Paint it Up! mural program, visit

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