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Bring on VMF 2020! Help Us Paint The City! (One Day Left)
$20,367 raised
102% of $20k goal
116 contributors
47 Days running

UPDATE: NOV 14, 2019

Tomorrow is the last day! 
We are almost there. 93% of our goal.
 You are directly supporting local artists creating freely accessible public art! Please share the campaign! 

What Does your Donation Fund? 

Our guest curators are driven by the opportunity to give a voice to the many amazing local artists to tell their stories. Guest Curator, Roxanne Charles would like you to take a second look at the mural below. Can you see how The Frog is at the mouth of a pipeline, possibly protecting the coast from diluted bitumen? Your donation helps us support local artists from Tsleil Waututh Nation like Jordan Gallie and Erhen Snow to create bold and meaningful art like, "The Frog" (2018 VMF). 

VIDEO: Jordan Gallie and Erhen Snow, The Frog (VMF 2018)

 

After providing 4 epic years of VMF, an entirely free public arts festival, we are extending a hand to all our supporters and those who want to see VMF continue into 2020. We want more than anything to provide the best VMF yet for our 5th year, but we simply cannot do it without your help.

Thanks to grants and sponsorships, we're able to pay our mural artists and our production crew at market rates for their creations. Pay ranges depending on size, scale, difficulty, accessibility, safety, and a number of other factors. There are so many costs associated with making the Vancouver Mural Festival a reality each year, and this year we are turning to you, our city, to help us become an even more sustainable non-profit org that brings so much awesome to Vancouver each year.


When you donate, these are the costs you are helping us cover!

Click the perks on the right to send us your support! 

PERKS!It takes a village to raise a mural festival. Say hello to the huge team of hustlers that keep the art flowing. Mural by KC Hall. 

We are already planning next year!! 

All donations go towards painting murals in the city including paying for supplies, artist fees, and necessary equipment.   Fun fact: Did you know that most of our artists are local, Vancouver artists who are doing their very first mural? A huge part of our mission is to give meaningful opportunities to local artists and strong mentorship so they can go big with their art.

 

About VMF

Vancouver Mural Festival is organized by Create Vancouver Society, a Registered Non-Profit dedicated to artistic and cultural development in the Lower Mainland. Through the creation of permanent large-scale public murals, we provide a platform for Vancouver's diverse art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come. Our annual festival takes place for a week in August in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and we work throughout the year with neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland to highlight the local culture and stories of their area.

 

Special Thanks to Our Perk Providers! 

Purchase the $25 Perk and receive a coffee and cookie at Kafkas!

Purchase the $25 Perk and get a $20 Gift Card to Rumpus Room!

Purchase a $50 Perk and get 20% off your purchase at Mount Pleasant's West Coast Jungle!

Purchase the $300 Perk and get Bailey Nelson Sunglasses + a collection of VMF Artist Prints!

Purchase the $150 Perk and get 40% off of purchases up to $600 on Herschel products in their online store.

Purchase the $500 Perk and get TWO Canucks Tickets + a collection of VMF Artist Prints!

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Perks

$5 CAD
We Get a Paintbrush!
You Get: Good vibes! $5 is actually a big deal. If all 150,000 people that enjoyed our festival every year give this amount, we would be able to buy a lot of paint brushes!
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$10 CAD
We Get a Can of Latex Paint
You get: Twice the good vibes as if you gave $5!. We use about 2000 cans of paint every year across our events and special projects. We also donate our extra unused paint to non-profits like the Overdose Prevention Society for the creation of yet more murals. Your $10 will make paint colours like "Mayonnaise, Hugs and Kisses, Tornado Season and Mown Grass" come to life!
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$25 CAD
You Get: A COFFEE & COOKIE @Kafkascoffeetea
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We get a ladder rental. Each year, we rent a lot of tall ladders to reach the hard to reach spots that boom and scissor lifts cannot reach. Help us pay for the ladders ($25 ea) and we can check this off the list!
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$25 CAD + shipping
You Get: MINI COLLECTION of VMF ARTIST PRINTS!
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Ships to Canada
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We Get a 6-Pack of Aerosol Paint! Each year, we rent a lot of tall ladders to reach the hard to reach spots that boom and scissor lifts cannot reach. Help us pay for the ladders ($25 ea) and we can check this off the list!
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$150 CAD
Get 40% off of up to $600 Herschel products online
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We Get a Scissor Lift for a Day! Lifts are at the centre of VMF's logistical heart. Your contribution will rent us a small scissor lift for the day!
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$150 CAD + shipping
You Get: A Herschel Duffel or Other Bag
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Ships to Canada
Estimated delivery Nov 2019
We Get: A Small Scissor Lift for a DayYour contribution will rent us a small scissor lift for the day! (ONLY 5 AVAIL)
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$5,000 CAD
Sponsorship Level
If you're interested in becoming one of our official sponsors and you'd like to contribute an amount greater than $1000, we'd love to chat and let you know what kinds of partnerships we can offer in exchange for your support. Make sure to connect with Donna: partnerships@vanmuralfest.com
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$25 CAD
You Get: A $20 Rumpus Room Gift Card!
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We get a ladder rental! Each year, we rent a lot of tall ladders to reach the hard to reach spots that boom and scissor lifts cannot reach. Help us pay for the ladders ($25 ea) and we can check this off the list!
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$50 CAD
You Get: 20% off at West Coast Jungle!
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We get a 6-pack of aerosal paint! Does not apply to rare/specialty plants. With your donation, you have helped contribute to the creative arsenal of airborne colours that a few select artists use each year.
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$100 CAD
We Get a Bunch of Paint and Brushes
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You Get: 2 TIX to THE DEAD SOUTH @ The Commodore, Oct 20th @ 8:00pm. The artists go through about 2000 paint cans and quite a few brushes, this is a big help!
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$100 CAD
You Get: 2 Tix to YOKE LORE @ The Imperial, Oct 10
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We Get a Bunch of Paint and Brushes The artists go through a about 2000 paint and brushes, this is a big help!
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$150 CAD
You Get: Stand-Up Comedy! 2 TIX to THE TRY GUYS
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We Get A Scissor Lift for A Day. Your contribution will rent us a small scissor lift for the day. We rent a lot of these!
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$200 CAD
We Get a Large Boom Lift for a Day!
You Get: 2 CANUCKS TICKETS, COLLECTION OF VMF ARTIST PRINTS! For this Perk, we have made things simple, you re sponsoring a whole day of high-flying artistry. These lifts can reach up 60ft!
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$300 CAD + shipping
You Get: BAILEY NELSON SUNGLASSES + VMF PRINTS
Ships to Canada
Estimated delivery Nov 2019
We Get A Medium-Sized Boom Lift for a day When artists like MEDIANERAS need to create massive Anamorphic projection murals in just one week, they need Boom Lifts! Your $300 will pay for a small boom lift for a day.
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$500 CAD
We Get a Large Boom Lift for a Day!
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Estimated delivery Nov 2019
You Get: 2 CANUCKS TICKETS, COLLECTION OF VMF ARTIST PRINTS! For this Perk, we have made things simple, you re sponsoring a whole day of high-flying artistry. These lifts can reach up 60ft!
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