CRD Arts Development Grants

Jun 19, 2015

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

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
Tel. 250.360.3205


May 2015 CRD Arts Development Grants

Project 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

IDEA Grants:

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

Discretionary Grant:

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre                          $5000