Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved funding for 29 local not-for-profit arts organizations through the Arts & Culture Support Service. A total of $2,195,350 will provide annual operating assistance to established arts organizations for ongoing programming and administrative expenses.
“CRD Arts & Culture funding is an investment in the health of our communities,” said Jeremy Loveday, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission. “The organizations that receive grants produce inspiring and accessible arts and culture that also boost the local economy. They cultivate community identity and bring a higher profile for the region.”
Organizations funded through the previous year’s Operating Grant program produced nearly 2,600 arts events with over 670,000 audience members at CRD-funded events. Funded organizations also create employment and generate business activity.
The Operating Grant program is one of five CRD arts and culture funding programs. Read an overview of the organizations receiving Operating Grants here. (PDF)
The CRD Arts Development Service is provided by Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands. To learn more about arts funding, please visit https://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.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Jeremy Loveday, Chair
CRD Arts Commission
James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts Development Division