CRD Arts Development Grants Announced

Jun 28, 2016

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee is pleased to announce a total of $94,810 in Project and IDEA grants to 23 organizations in the Capital Region.

Project Grants support arts organizations for special, one-time initiatives, as well as for developmental or recurring projects. A total of $82,310 will support 16 organizations to produce and present new theatre work, music concerts, visual art, sculpture and community events.

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 $12,500 to assist with work outside the scope of other Arts Development programs.

“Project grants result in a wide-range of arts events and activities that are enjoyed by citizens throughout the region,” said Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “The IDEA grant program helps non-arts organizations reach their audiences through the arts, often in unique or innovative ways.”

For further information on Arts Development programs or for a complete list of 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:
Colin Plant, Chair, CRD Arts Committee

James Lam, Manager, CRD Arts Development Service
Tel. 250.360.3205


May 2016 CRD Arts Development Grants

Broken Rhythms                                                           $5,500     
Civic Orchestra of Victoria                                            $3,000
Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula             $2,000
Ensemble Laude Choral Society                                  $2,400
Full Spectrum Arts Society                                           $5,000
India Canada Cultural Assn of Victoria                         $5,000
Integrate Art Society                                                     $5,000
Sidney Concert Society                                                $4,000
Slide Room Gallery                                                       $4,485
Township Community Arts Council                                $10,000
Via Choralis Performance Society                                 $3,000
Victoria Choral Society                                                  $6,500
Victoria International Chalk Art Society                          $8,000
Vox Humana Chamber Choir Society                             $1,925
West Shore Arts Council                                                $1,000
William Head on Stage                                                   $15,500

IDEA Grants:

Congregation Emanu-El                                                 $1,000
Friends of Music Society                                                $2,000
Metchosin Int'l Summer School of the Arts                     $1,500
Pacific Peoples' Partnership Assn                                  $2,000
Pandora Arts Collective                                                  $2,000
Victoria Disability Resource Centre                                $2,000
Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society                 $2,000