2015 Arts Development Operating Grants Awarded to 32 Organizations

Feb 12, 2015

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee yesterday approved the results of its 2015 Operating Grant program. A total of $2,086,980 will provide assistance to 32 organizations in the Capital Region whose main purpose is public programming in the arts.

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, provide employment for local artists and technicians and provide numerous audience and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Last year, funded organizations produced over 2400 events encompassing dance, visual and media art, music, theatre and more.

“Operating grants are a key investment in the development of artists and arts organizations in the region,” said David Screech, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “A vibrant arts community plays a central role in a healthy, diverse and sustainable region.” 

The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by eight municipalities: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney. For more information, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding.




For media inquiries, please contact:
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development
Tel: 250.360.3205
Cell: 250.215.5539


2015 CRD Operating Grant Awards

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria $438,000
Atomic Vaudeville $27,000
Aventa Ensemble $18,500
Ballet Victoria $40,000
Belfry Theatre $205,000
Blue Bridge Theatre $27,000
Cinevic $21,000
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria $24,000
Dance Victoria $50,000
Deluge Contemporary Art $37,210
Early Music Society $10,800
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival $8,000
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival $15,000
Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra $8,000
Intrepid Theatre $90,000
Kaleidoscope Theatre $53,000
MediaNet $19,000
Open Space $80,000
Pacific Opera Victoria $215,000
Palm Court Light Orchestra $6,000
Puente Theatre $24,970
Story Theatre $38,000
Suddenly Dance Theatre $6,500
Theatre Inconnu $23,000
Theatre SKAM $30,000
Victoria Children's Choir $11,000
Victoria Conservatory of Music $55,000
Victoria Film Festival $31,000
Victoria Jazz Society $55,000
Victoria Operatic Society $25,000
Victoria Symphony $384,000
Xchanges Artists' Gallery $11,000