Second allocation of Project Grants in 2021 funds 17 arts organizations

Jun 30, 2021

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved $121, 550 in funding for 17 regional not-for-profit arts organizations through the year’s second Arts & Culture Support Service Project, Series and Extended Programming grant (Project grants) intake. This brings the total 2021 Project grant allocation to $240,000 distributed to 31 arts organizations, providing funding consistent with previous years.

“With BC’s Restart plan anticipated to allow for a return to organized gatherings over the coming months, we can expect to experience some incredible in-person and digital arts programming this year,” says CRD Arts Commission Chair Jeremy Loveday. “These projects promise to make the remainder of this year one of great creativity and renewal demonstrating once again how arts are so central to life in the region.”

Recipients will be developing and presenting arts programming across the capital region, with funding supporting projects ranging from Le Petit Salon, an art show on Pender Island, to an artistic research lab from Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre to a mural festival in Esquimalt. Three recipients will receive funding for the first time: Esquimalt Community Arts Hub, Voices in Motion Choral Society and Wonderheads Theatre. View the list of recipients with funding allocation below.

The approved grants meet the CRD’s mandate to support, promote and celebrate arts and culture. The CRD Arts & Culture Support Service is supported by Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands. For more information, visit

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeremy Loveday, Chair
CRD Arts Commission
Tel. 250.634.2327


James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts & Culture
Tel. 250.360.3205



 2021 CRD Arts & Culture Project Grants (April Intake)      
*new recipient  
 Alter Arts Society  $7,200
 BC Accordion and Tango Society  $6,000
 Broken Rhythms Victoria Society  $10,000
 Campbell Bay Music Festival  $7,905
 Civic Orchestra of Victoria  $2,800
 Coastline Music Society  $8,810
 Embrace Arts Foundation  $6,425
 *Esquimalt Community Arts Hub  $9,000
 Island String Players Society  $1,500
 Metchosin Arts & Cultural Society  $9,000
 Ministry of Casual Living  $7,000
 Pender Island Art Society  $1,050
 PRINT: Victoria Society of Print  $5,550
 Suddenly Dance Theatre  $12,000
 *Voices in Motion Choral Society  $4,500
 William Head on Stage  $16,810
 *Wonderheads Theatre  $6,000
 Total  $121,550