Art decals for vacant shopfronts

If you're a property owner or agent with a vacant shop for lease, you can apply to have vibrant decals temporarily installed on the front windows of your premises.

The themed decals are designed to attract new tenants by making vacant shopfronts more visually appealing and highlighting their potential business use, while also improving the streetscape. 

Interested? Phone 133 BNE (133 263), email or apply below.  

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Vibrantly Vacant art decal themes

Property owners and agents can choose from several decal themes designed by Brisbane artist Ingrid Bartkowiak to highlight the potential of the vacant premises as a plant store, cafe, food business, boutique, beauty salon, office, or bookstore.

The Vibrantly Vacant decals can:

  • be placed around existing 'for lease' signage
  • be positioned to maintain visibility to the interior of the premises so prospective tenants can see into the space to understand its potential
  • ignite thinking about possible uses for the tenancy
  • reduce the likelihood of graffiti or vandalism
  • be installed by Council's supplier at no cost and without requiring access inside the premises.

Themes gallery

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the shopfront must be:

  • vacant for a minimum of 6 weeks
  • advertised for lease
  • suitable for displaying decals (i.e. with glass display windows or doors).
  • in the Brisbane Local Government Area
  • a ground level, street facing premises where customers can enter directly off the street or outdoor pedestrian mall (i.e. not part of a shopping centre complex/indoor shopping mall).

How it works

  1. Property owners/agents select their preferred art decal theme.
  2. Council will provide a short form agreement for signature.
  3. Council’s decal supplier will install the decals.
  4. Property owners/agents advise Council when the shop is leased.
  5. Council’s decal supplier will remove the decals.

How to apply

Complete the online form to apply for this program. In completing the form you will need to:

  • select your preferred decal theme
  • attach a photo of the shopfront.

More information

For more information about the Vibrantly Vacant partial decal program, you can:

  • email Council
  • phone Council’s Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).
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