2022/23 Downtown Mural Grant Program
The Yarmouth Façade Society (YFS) is about to continue the newest phase. In July of 2020, the society’s directors approved a Mural Grant Program, in support of its mandate to “stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of historic Yarmouth’s business district facades.” We are happy to announce this will continue into 2022-2023.
The mural program will provide up to $7,500 (for a $10,000 project) contribution to award a limited number of grants for placemaking projects located in the town’s Central Business District.
These projects contribute to the Downtown Blueprint Plan’s strategic placemaking goals. The Yarmouth Façade Society will evaluate all project opportunities against specific criteria as outlined in the sections within the application form.
SPRING 2022 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Please note: in order to submit these applications, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. You may download the program here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
Please follow these instructions, after you have downloaded Adobe Acrobat Reader, to submit these applications from your PC:
- Click on the title of the application below.
- Click on the pdf that shows in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- When the application comes up on your screen, click the download button in the top right corner of your screen.
- Choose where to save the application.
- Go to the place you saved the application and open it.
- Fill out the information and click the submit button at the bottom of the application.
- A window will pop up, click continue.Click send
The downtown Central Business district is defined as: geographic area from King Street south to Haskell Street on Main Street and between the waterside of Water Street to Willow Street. (map Downtown Commercial C1 district)
Check out ideas from around the world for some inspiration!
document Mural Inspiration from around the world (4.18 MB) (Powerpoint version)
pdf Mural Inspiration from around the world (2.18 MB) (PDF version)
A NOTE ON COVID-19
For the health, safety, and well-being of staff, members, and the public, Yarmouth Façade Society (YFS) is currently following the directives of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. YFS asks that Mural grant applicants and recipients follow these directives when researching, creating, or installing Mural placemaking projects to aid in containing and avoiding the spread of the virus.
Photo from the official unveiling of the gorgeous “Octopus Garden” mural installed at the corner of Main and Brown Streets. 54 students from two grade 8 art classes taught by Darcie Doucette at Maple Grove Education Centre participated in this amazing project with local artist Danielle Mahood.
Adam Graham, Regional Coordinator for Autism Arts, ArtsSmarts, and ArtReach.
Town of Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood speaks at the Octopus Garden mural unveiling.
Yarmouth Façade Society President Belle Hatfield.
Artist Danielle Mahood.