2011 CRD Arts Development Operating Grants Awarded

Jan 20, 2011

Victoria, BC - The CRD Arts Committee announces the results of its 2011 operating grants program. A total of $2,030,610 will provide assistance to 32 organizations in the capital region, whose primary mandate is public programming in the arts.Two new organizations will receive operating support in 2011.

Organizations receiving Arts Development operating grants produce a wide range of events for citizens and visitors. Their activities bring visibility and economic benefits to the region and provide employment for local artists and technicians. Last year, funded organizations produced over 2100 events encompassing dance, visual and media art, music, theatre and more.

“A vibrant arts community is an important part of a healthy, diverse and sustainable region,” said Vicki Sanders, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “Operating grants are a key part of the Arts Committee’s support of artists and arts organizations in the region.”

The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by eight municipalities: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney. For further information please go here.

Additional Information

Grant Recipient Listings

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Vicki Sanders, Chair
CRD Arts Committee
T. 250.592.0865
C. 250.896.0865

James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development Service
625 Fisgard Street
T. 250.360.3205