CRD Arts Commission Announces Project Grants

Jul 05, 2017
Victoria, BC–- The CRD Arts Commission is pleased to announce Project Grants to 15 organizations in the Capital Region, totalling $79,440. Project Grants support arts organizations undertaking one-time initiatives, as well as projects of a developmental or recurring nature. These grants will support the production of a wide range of events in theatre, dance, music, visual and literary arts.

“Building a healthy and vibrant community that reflects the values of the eight municipal partners of the Arts Development Service depends on supporting arts organizations and the role they play in the region,” said Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission. “As well as fuelling creativity, Project Grants help our arts organizations realize their potential through presentation of diverse programming and events for the citizens of the region.”

There are two deadlines for the program annually. For further information and a complete list of Project Grant recipients and events, visit

The CRD Arts Development Service is currently supported by eight municipalities: Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Sidney, Metchosin and Highlands.

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


Attachment: 2017 Project Grants


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

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


2017 Project Grants:

Ancient Music Society of Victoria                                               $500

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre                                                  $11,250

Broken Rhythms                                                                        $7,500

Canadian Light Music Society (Palm Court Orchestra)        $3,750

Civic Orchestra of Victoria                                                        $2,250

Ensemble Laude Choral Society                                               $9,000

Integrate Art Society                                                                  $2,090

Linden Singers of Victoria                                                          $2,100

Sidney & Peninsula Literary Society                                         $1,875

Snafu Dance Theatre Society                                                   $13,125

The Other Guys Theatre Company                                          $11,250

Victoria Baroque Players Society                                             $5,250

Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society                                             $3,000

Victoria Philharmonic Choir                                                       $1,500

William Head on Stage                                                              $5,000