CRD Launches New IDEA Arts Grant Program

Jan 20, 2011

Victoria, BC - The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee is announcing the launch of the IDEA Grant program. IDEA grants (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access) are a new, three-year pilot program of flexible, small arts grants. Each IDEA grant will provide up to $1,000 in support of proposals that offer a potential arts impact within the CRD. IDEA grants will encourage new arts activity by supporting innovative ideas, one-time opportunities and will provide new access for organizations that are ineligible under other Arts Development programs.

“A small investment can make the difference between whether art happens or not,” said CRD Arts Committee Chair Vicki Sanders, “IDEA grants will build the arts capacity of organizations that until now we’ve been unable to support but which contribute to our communities in big ways.”

The first application deadline is March 4, 2011 with a second deadline in June. Applicants must be registered not-for-profit organizations and based in one of the eight CRD municipalities that contribute to the Arts Development Service. The application form and grant guidelines are available here.

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 see here.

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

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