Incubator Grants

Incubator Grants support the development of non-profit arts organizations. In particular, this grant aims to support new and emerging organizations.

Funding can be used for:

  • short-term staff
  • mentoring 
  • workspace
  • training
  • other supports for an organization's development  
  • other supports to create new arts projects

Next deadline: Spring 2025 (TBD) 

Who Can Apply

Applicants must:

  • Have programming in the arts as their main mandate and purpose.
  • Be a registered non-profit organization in one of the following jurisdictions, based on their physical address:
    • Saanich
    • Victoria
    • Oak Bay
    • Esquimalt
    • View Royal
    • Highlands
    • Metchosin
    • Sooke
    • Southern Gulf Islands (except Salt Spring Island)

Applicants must not be:

  • Individual artists.
  • Civic departments or branches (such as libraries or community centres).
  • Clubs and organizations whose main mandate involves social service, sports, religion or education.
  • Organizations receiving operating support from the CRD.
  • Organizations with overdue payments to any local government.
  • Organizations that are bankrupt, seeking creditor protection, are unable to pay debts when they are due, or are under court supervision.

Ineligible activities

These expenses are usually not eligible for funding:

  • Food, beverages, hospitality and travel.
  • Purchasing, improving or maintaining capital assets (such as buildings, vehicles, equipment or land).
  • Religious services, fundraising activities, contests or competitions.
  • Scholarships.

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines and sample application for Incubator Grants.
  2. Contact us with questions, to confirm your organization's eligibility and request an application form.
  3. Complete the application and gather supporting documents. Make sure you show how your project will benefit people in the capital region.
  4. Sign and scan page one of Part A of the application. Include this when you send your application.
  5. Email your complete application to the address found on the application form by 4:30pm on the deadline.

Information sessions

If you receive a grant

Acknowledge CRD Support

You should acknowledge CRD Arts & Culture support in any promotion material related to your funded project.

Final reports

You must also send us a final report within two months of completing your project. Contact us to request final report forms.

Contact Us

Confirm eligibility and request an application form:
Tel: 250.360.3215
Email Arts & Culture


Grant Amount

Up to $5,000