Mural Grant Program

2020/21 Downtown Mural Grant Program

The Yarmouth Façade Society (YFS) is about to enter a new 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.”

The mural program will provide up to $5,000 in matching contributions 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.

WINTER 2020/21 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Completed application proposal and supporting materials due on Friday, January 29, 2021 before 4:00pm AST to Yarmouth Façade Society by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail/drop off: Yarmouth Façade Society – Mural Program Application, Town of Yarmouth, 400 Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1G2.

Click here for more information and the fillable application form for the Mural Grant.

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:

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.