Community Mural Program
|Ladybug and the Sun,
Laura Kwok, 2020
|Metamorphosis, Karen Yurkovich and Tristesse Seeliger, 2021||Richmond Ice Centre Community Mural,
Andrew Tavukciyan, 2021
The Community Mural Program is funded from the Public Art Program Reserve with matching and contributed funds from community project partners. The Public Art Program Reserve is supported by contributions from the Private Development Public Art Program.
As a local Richmond artist, I was thrilled to paint a mural for the city I grew up in. Throughout the painting process, I enjoyed connecting with the people of West Richmond and truly felt the support of the local community. This project gave me the opportunity to create a piece of public art that will hopefully be enjoyed by others for years to come. – Laura Kwok, Community Mural Program participating artist
The City of Richmond's Mural Program provides opportunities to add vibrancy to highly visible public spaces, foster community dialogue and cross-cultural exchange, and engage diverse and multi-generational communities.
Property owners and mural artists are invited to participate through the processes described below.
Interested property owners/managers can apply to have a mural on their property. If successful, City staff will work with the applicant to match them with a pre-qualified artist to create the mural.
- Mural locations must be located in Richmond and be visually accessible to the general public
- Private single family residences and properties are not eligible
- Mural projects must follow the mural guidelines
- Murals on heritage buildings may require a Heritage Alteration Permit
- An interdepartmental staff Mural Committee will review property owners’ applications.
- In consultation with Public Art staff, selected property owners will identify artists from the Community Mural Artist Roster for each mural opportunity. The artists will be selected based on best fit for each project.
- The City of Richmond will manage the project and fund the work.
Mural artists interested in participating in this program must apply to be included in the Community Mural Artist Roster, which will be updated biannually. The Roster is a list of artists who are pre-qualified to work with community groups, business or property owners, schools, and/or private developers to design and execute murals in public spaces.
- Artists or artist teams must reside in BC
- Artists must have demonstrated experience and skill sets with multiple project stakeholders and with executing indoor and outdoor murals
- A Selection Panel will adjudicate the artists’ applications to be placed on the Community Mural Artist Roster
- Artists will be notified prior to being placed into consideration for mural projects as submitted by property owners
- Artists will be selected based on best fit for each project
- The City of Richmond will manage the project and fund the work