Emerging mural artists and project managers – apply now to Mural Art Career Development 2019!

Applications due: Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 5:00pm

Program Schedule: May 7th – July 2nd, 2019

  • Tuesdays 6 – 9pm, May 7 – July 2nd
  • Plus the following Saturdays:
    • May 11, 10am – 5pm
    • May 18, Holiday weekend – no class
    • May 25, 10am – 5pm
    • June 1, 10am – 5pm
    • June 8, 10am – 5pm
    • June 15, 10am – 5pm
    • June 22, 1pm -4pm


  • Majority of the classes take place at Story Arts Centre, Centennial College, 951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto
  • Accessibility: The Story Arts Centre is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Some Saturday classes will be held at on-site locations


  • A 60-hour certificate program
  • Runs May – July, over the course of 9 weeks
  • Includes some weekly homework and an Independent Study Project


  • Open to emerging artists or project managers over the age of 18;
  • Must demonstrate background or interest in public mural art, public art,  and/or community engaged art


  • Program fee is $125
  • Full payment will be due May 1st, 2019
  • Note: Bursaries are available to cover part, or all of the program fee

To apply: Fill in the application form (at the bottom of this page) by Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

About the Program:

The aim of Mural Art Career Development is to provide accessible training for emerging artists and producers in the field of mural art. The program is designed to address the needs of emerging mural artists and project managers, preparing them for the workforce by providing training and insight into the range of necessary skills, information and knowledge for a successful career in mural art.

This is an intensive, 60-hour curriculum program that includes sessions delivered by professionals in various aspects of project management and artistic production. In addition to the sessions, each participant will complete the training with an independent study assignment, creating a theme, design and project proposal for a specific site. Upon completion of the certificate, each participant will receive a complimentary Mural Routes Membership for one year.

Participants will be selected through an application and interview process. Applicants can apply for a bursary to waive partial or full program fee. Successful candidates will be required to sign a contract of commitment to the program.

Curriculum Content:


Project Management

  • Project management
  • Budgeting and Mural Funding
  • Client and Community relations
  • Health & safety
  • Presentation and pitching skills

Techniques and hands on skills

  • Mural design and site analysis
  • Designing to-scale mural maquettes
  • Mural-making materials and tools
  • Mural maintenance techniques

An Independent Study Project

  • Participants will complement their learning with creating independent mural proposals step-by-step, with support and mentorship from faculty.


Meet some of last year’s alumni and hear how the program helped their career! Watch a short video about Mural Art Career Development 2018 – click here.

Questions? Contact Tara Dorey, Program Director at or 416-698-7995


Mural Art Career Development is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALi), a continuum of training programs in all aspects of mural-making. 

Mural Routes is supported by the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council – an agency of the Government of Ontario.