Mural program fights graffiti with art

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City of Ottawa

Local business owners, property owners, artists, community agencies or associations who want to reduce graffiti vandalism and beautify their neighbourhood have the opportunity to team up with local youth to apply for funding through the City of Ottawa and Crime Prevention Ottawa's Paint it Up! mural program.

Now in its fourth year, the Paint it Up! program offers funding annually for projects that engage community groups and at-risk youth in the development of murals in areas experiencing a high rate of graffiti vandalism. The program is one component of the City's Graffiti Management Strategy.

Applications for the 2013 Paint It Up! program are available on the Crime Prevention Ottawa website or by calling 613-580-2424, ext. 22454. The deadline for applications is April 5 at 4 p.m.

For more information about the Paint it Up! program and how to apply, register for a public information session by calling 613-580-2424 ext. 22454 or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

Monday, March 4, 2013, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Colonel By Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, West

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6 to 8 p.m.
Bill Thompson Board Room, Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road