Victoria, BC– The CRD Arts Commission has recently approved Arts Development operating grants for the 2017 funding year. A total of $2,153,060 will provide annual assistance to 29 arts organizations in the Capital Region.
Organizations funded through the Operating Grant program produced over 2600 events last year and included dance, visual and media art, music, theatre and more. The activities of funded organizations bring visibility to the region, providing numerous audience and volunteer opportunities for citizens and visitors of all ages as well as economic benefits through the employment of artists, technicians and the staff of local organizations.
“Operating grants are a vital investment in the development of the arts and in the cultural fabric of the entire region,” said Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission. “Municipal boundaries don’t apply when it comes to the arts and the Arts Commission is committed to working towards full participation from all jurisdictions in the Capital Region.”
The CRD Arts Development Service is currently 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.
The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
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Colin Plant James Lam, Manager
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2017 CRD Operating Grant Awards
|Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
|Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
|Deluge Contemporary Art
|Early Music Society
|Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
|Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra
|Pacific Opera Victoria
|Victoria Children's Choir
|Victoria Conservatory of Music