CRD Arts Development Grants

Mar 30, 2017

Victoria, BC– The CRD Arts Commission is pleased to announce Project Grants to 25 organizations in the Capital Region, totalling $102,500.

Project Grants support arts organizations undertaking one-time initiatives, as well as projects of a developmental or recurring nature. These grants, a result of the January 2017 Project Grant deadline, will support the production of a wide range of events in theatre, music, visual and literary arts, as well as a variety of festivals spanning film, music, dance, visual art and the arts of diverse cultures.

“The eight municipal partners of the Arts Development Service strongly believe in our region’s arts organizations and the role they play in creating a healthy and vibrant community,” said Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission. “Project grants encourage creativity, support innovation and help our arts organizations provide programming that provides accessible events for all ages and interests.”

There are two application deadlines for the program annually. For further information or for a complete list of 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.

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


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

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

January 2017 CRD Arts Development Grants

Project Grants:

BC Accordion Society $3,000
CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble $2,000
Castlereigh Theatre Project $7,500
Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula $2,000
Eine Kleine Summer Music $2,000
Emily Carr String Quartet $2,000
Fifty Fifty Arts Collective (The) $8,000
Flamenco de la Isla Society $7,000
Galiano Ensemble $1,000
Hispanic Film Society of Victoria $3,000
Impulse Theatre Society $8,000
Island String Players Society $3,000
Ministry of Casual Living $2,000
Suddenly Dance Theatre $7,000
Township Community Arts Council $8,000
Victoria African & Caribbean Society $1,000
Victoria BC SKA Society $10,000
Victoria Choral Society $4,000
Victoria Festival of Authors $5,000
Victoria Good News Choir Society $3,000
Victoria Poetry Project Society $2,500
Victoria Pretty Good Society $5,000
Victoria Summer Music Festival Society $3,500
Vox Humana Chamber Choir Society $2,000
West Shore Arts Council $1,000