Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee is pleased to announce $84,200 in IDEA, Project and discretionary grants to 22 organizations in the capital region.
IDEA grants (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access) encourage the innovative use of arts programming by non-arts mandated organizations. Seven organizations will receive IDEA grants totaling $13,200 to assist with work outside the scope of other Arts Development programs.
Project Grants support arts organizations undertaking special, one-time initiatives, as well as developmental or recurring projects. A total of $66,000 will support 14 organizations to produce and present new choral and theatre work, music concerts, and sculpture and literary events.
“The IDEA grant program is a small program but supports a surprisingly diverse range of activities, often for underserved audiences,” said David Screech, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “Project grants continue to invest in a wide-range of arts activities that are enjoyed by citizens throughout the region.”
A total of $5,000 was awarded as a discretionary grant to support a one-time initiative.
There are two deadlines for each program annually. For further information or for a complete list of IDEA & Project grant recipients and events visit www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding.
The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by eight municipalities: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney.
For media inquiries, please contact:
David Screech, Chair, CRD Arts Committee
James Lam, Manager, CRD Arts Development Service
May 2015 CRD Arts Development Grants
Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula $1,000
Ensemble Laude Choral Society $2,800
Integrate Art Society $3,000
Passion for Tango Society $2,500
Sidney Concert Society $4,000
The Other Guys Theatre Company $12,000
Township Community Arts Council $4,700
Via Choralis Performance Society $3,500
Victoria Baroque Players Society $3,500
Victoria Choral Society $6,500
Victoria International Chalk Art Society $8,000
Vox Humana Chamber Choir Society $3,500
West Shore Arts Council $1,000
William Head on Stage $10,000
Congregation Emanu-El $1200
Jewish Community Centre of Victoria $2000
Pacific Peoples' Partnership Assn $2000
Pandora Arts Collective $2000
University of Victoria Student Radio Society $2000
Victoria Brain Injury Society $2000
Victoria Disability Resource Centre $2000
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre $5000