Call for Submissions: Wood Buffalo Mural Fest (WBMF) 2024

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Artist AJA Louden, Mural Mentorship Crew, circa 2022

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024, 11:59 PM (MST)

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is seeking mural artists to participate in the Wood Buffalo Mural Festival (WBMF)! Throughout July, August and September, selected artists will install murals on public and private buildings throughout Wood Buffalo. WBMF is seeking a diverse group of artists who are willing to create solo projects, as well as artists who are interested in developing concepts with local community groups.

WBMF covers most materials and equipment costs! Check out the Artist Application Form on our website to be considered in our pilot year

Project Requirements

Artists must have some experience in creating murals and should show completed projects through the links provided on the application form.


All artists are paid fairly for their participation in the festival. All supplies and equipment are provided by the festival. Each artist will be compensated based on the size and scope of their mural this will vary from project to project. Artists will be paid 10% of the agreed contract to complete a detailed drawing/design. Final payment will be received upon the successful and timely completion of the mural.

Selection Process

Artists will be selected by a 5-member arm’s length jury who represent a cross-section of interests in the community (business, arts, tourism, etc.). Their primary considerations are the artistic merit of the portfolio, experience in mural projects, and design skills/composition. Artists who mark they are available for mentorship projects will be considered by the specific host community group.

How to Submit

To apply, please visit our website at

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024 by 11:59 PM (MST). Successful applicants will be contacted by the first week of May to confirm their capacity to deliver on the proposed project.

For questions regarding your application to WBMF, please contact Public Art at (operating Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

For general information, please contact The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Pulse Line at or 780-743-7000.

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Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
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Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4

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Image description:
The title “Wood Buffalo Mural Fest” is written on a dark blue background. An image of the logo for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is written in white on the top right corner. The logo has an image of a buffalo head. Under the title is a picture from the Mural Academy Program hosted in Fort McMurray in 2022. It depicts the lead artist, AJA Louden, who is high kick jumping in the air with six other youths. They are positioned in front of a temporary mural used to practice mural-making.