2017 Arts Development Operating Grants Awarded to 29 Organizations

Feb 20, 2017

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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For media inquiries, please contact:                      For more information, please contact:
Colin Plant                                                                   James Lam, Manager
Chair, CRD Arts Committee                                       CRD Arts Development
cplant@crd.bc.ca                                                       Tel: 250.360.3205
Cell 250.514.1439                                                       Cell: 250.216.5539

2017 CRD Operating Grant Awards

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 443,430
Atomic Vaudeville 25,000
Aventa Ensemble 22,930
Ballet Victoria 45,000
Belfry Theatre 217,460
CineVic 23,000
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria 24,000
Dance Victoria 62,930
Deluge Contemporary Art 38,210
Early Music Society 12,000
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 8,000
Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra 8,000
Intrepid Theatre 97,930
Kaleidoscope Theatre 55,000
MediaNet 19,000
Open Space 82,930
Pacific Opera Victoria 220,450
Puente Theatre 31,000
Story Theatre 40,000
Theatre Inconnu 27,500
Theatre SKAM 34,000
Victoria Children's Choir 13,930
Victoria Conservatory of Music 55,000