OEV Main Street Mural Program

Call for Artist Submissions

The OEV BIA is launching the OEV Main Street Mural Program that has the aim of building community and beautifying the neighbourhood. We are looking for 5 artist pairs for a total of 5 murals. Through this program, we aim to facilitate new artist partnerships and mentorship opportunities. The mural installations will be included in upcoming community events happening in Old East Village. 

There is a $10,000 payment provided per mural for the mentor and mentee and $2000 for the cost of paint and supplies. There is an expectation that the payment will be divided evenly by the artists ($5,000 each) unless otherwise determined by the collaborative committee.

Each artist partnership will interpret and design images that are articulated by the property owner of the building of which the art will be installed and the BIA. Artists will meet with the BIA and property owners to determine the theme and the final design. 

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest (500-750 words) outlining your experience and what role you would be interested in (mentor or mentee) and an artist CV. If applying for the mentee position, please explain how your experience would make you a suitable fit. If applying for the mentor position, please include what interests you in building community and working to support emerging artists develop their craft. Those applying as a mentor should have past large-scale mural painting experience. Please also detail your experience collaborating with community partners and detail your connection, if any, to the Old East Village. 

  • Submit 3-5 past examples of artwork that represent the style you would utilize for a public mural.

  • Submissions from artists who are part of underrepresented groups, including BIPOC artists (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour), 2SLGBTQ+ artists, women, and artists with diverse backgrounds and interests are highly encouraged. Submissions from artists who live or have a connection to Old East Village will be prioritized.

If you have been personally referred to this program from one of the identified properties for murals please include that information in your submission.

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all artists that applied! We will get back to successful applicants shortly.

If you have any questions or inquiries about the program, please email Adi Berardini at