2016 Arts Development Operating Grants Awarded to 30 Organizations

Jan 18, 2016

Victoria, BC The CRD Arts Committee has recently approved grants resulting from the Arts Development 2016 Operating Grant program. A total of $2,121,240 will provide assistance to 30 organizations in the Capital Region whose primary 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 2774 events encompassing dance, visual and media art, music, theatre and more.

“These organizations contribute so much to the cultural richness of our community,” said Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “Operating grants are one of the key ways that the Arts Development Service municipalities invest in the development of artists and arts organizations in the region.”

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 www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding. For more information, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Colin Plant
Chair, CRD Arts Committee
Cell 250.514.1439

For more information, please contact:
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development
Tel: 250.360.3205
Cell: 250.216.5539


2016 CRD Operating Grant Awards

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 440,500
Atomic Vaudeville 27,000
Aventa Ensemble 20,000
Ballet Victoria 45,000
Belfry Theatre 214,530
Cinevic 21,000
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria 24,000
Dance Victoria 60,000
Deluge Contemporary Art 37,210
Early Music Society 12,000
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 8,000
Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 20,000
Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra 8,000
Intrepid Theatre 95,000
Kaleidoscope Theatre 53,000
MediaNet 19,000
Open Space 80,000
Pacific Opera Victoria 217,500
Palm Court Light Orchestra 6,000
Puente Theatre 30,000
Story Theatre 40,000
Theatre Inconnu 24,000
Theatre SKAM 34,000
Victoria Children's Choir 11,000
Victoria Conservatory of Music 55,000
Victoria Film Festival 35,000
Victoria Jazz Society 58,000
Victoria Operatic Society 25,000
Victoria Symphony 390,500
Xchanges Artists' Gallery 11,000