Portland Downtown Mural Grant Program

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Murals improve quality of place, deter graffiti, & enhance downtown beauty.

Portland Downtown Mural Grant Program assists property owners in the overall installment of outdoor murals within the City of Portland’s Downtown Improvement District. 


Accepted applicants will receive assistance in the following areas: 

  • Funding: Portland Downtown will provide funding of up to 100% of project costs.
  • Permitting; Portland Downtown will assist in navigating the permitting processes.
  • Artist Acquisition: Portland Downtown will create a call for artists.
  • Art Review: Portland Downtown will liase with property owners and artists until both are satisfied with project design and outcome.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to property owners of the City of Portland’s Downtown Improvement District. Applicants must have an outdoor canvas in mind that is within the downtown district. Map here. Note: Where applicable, applicants will need to follow Historic Preservation guidelines and processes. Portland Downtown staff can provide assistance.

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Guidelines available below. Email questions to info@portlandmaine.com

Materials should be mailed or emailed to: Cary Tyson, Executive Director, Portland Downtown, P.O. Box 8593, Portland, ME 04104 or cary@portlandmaine.com.

Portland Downtown Mural Grant Program – Guidelines