City of Amarillo launches Mural Grant Program

City of Amarillo
The City of Amarillo’s Mural Grant Program is underway.

The application period for the Mural Grant Program runs through May 10. The program is administered by the City of Amarillo’s Beautification and Public Arts Advisory Board. The board will determine and allocate financial incentives for participants to create murals in the Amarillo community.

The program will provide matching grants. Recipients may receive reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the mural cost. The city will allocate $30,000 among five geographic areas - the four quadrants of the city plus the Central Business District - and the maximum possible reimbursement will be $6,000 in each geographic area.

For example, an applicant that invests $5,000 on a mural may receive reimbursement of up to $2,500. Multiple grants may be made per geographic area. Unused funds in any geographic area may later be reallocated to applicants from other geographic areas.  As reimbursement grants, mural grants are paid after the work is completed.

The Mural Grant Program is a vital part of the city’s goal to enhance appearance, increase employment opportunities in the arts, raise awareness and appreciation of the value of art, create civic pride, reduce blight and encourage tourism.

A Mural Grant packet is available online at www.amarillo.gov under “City Initiatives.”

The packet is also available by sending an email to muralgrants@amarillo.gov.
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