Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved funding for 30 local not-for-profit organizations. The funding will be delivered through the Arts Development Service.
A total of $143,000 will be invested in the local arts economy through the launch of Equity and Incubator Grant programs and the second intake of the 2018 Project Grant program.
This is the first-ever intake of Equity and Incubator grants. Equity grants support arts initiatives by applicants from communities at risk of exclusion or that have difficulty accessing support for systemic reasons. Incubator grants are intended to help arts organizations accelerate their development or enhance their sustainability and resiliency.
“The volume of interest we’ve seen in the Equity grant program further supports the Arts Commission decision to diversify arts funding,” says Colin Plant, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission. “By providing more options to a broader range of non-profit organizations we are taking steps to increase inclusivity in our communities.”
The second intake of 2018 Project Grants brings the total number of Project Grants awarded in 2018 to 33. Project Grants support arts organizations undertaking one-time initiatives, as well as projects of a developmental or recurring nature. The next intake for Project, Equity and Incubator Grants is in 2019.
The CRD Arts Development Service supports, promotes and celebrates the arts. This service is provided on behalf of: Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sidney and Southern Gulf Islands. The municipality of North Saanich has provided a donation in support of regional arts since 2013. For further information, a complete list of Operating and Project Grant recipients, and other grant opportunities visit www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, 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.
2018 Project Grants
2018 Equity & Incubator Grants
For media inquiries, please contact:
Colin Plant, Chair
CRD Arts Commission
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development Service