CRD Arts Committee Awards IDEA Grants

Apr 14, 2015

Victoria, BC– The CRD Arts Committee is pleased to announce the award of $12,000 in IDEA grants to not-for-profit organizations in the Capital Region.

IDEA grants (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access) provide incentives for non-arts organizations to initiate arts-based activities that support innovation, one-time opportunities and increase access and participation by organizations ineligible under other Arts Development programs.

“It’s a small but important program,” said David Screech, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee, “It builds capacity in organizations by helping them engage their target audiences and fulfill their mandates using the arts.”

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

The next deadline for IDEA grants is May 1, 2015. For further information and a complete list of IDEA grant recipients and events, visit please see



For media inquiries, please contact:
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development Service
Tel. 250.360.3205

For interviews, please contact:
David Screech, Chair
CRD Arts Committee

2015 February CRD IDEA Grant Awards

Community Association of Oak Bay                               $2000

Friends of Music Society                                               $2000

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values &                         $2000

Environmental Needs)

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society                            $2000

Sir James Douglas Out of School Club Society                $2000

Victoria International Kite Festival Society                       $2000