CRD Invests $114,000 to Support Arts & Culture Projects

Apr 02, 2019

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved funding for 25 local not-for-profit arts organizations through the Arts & Culture Support Service Project Grant program. A total of $114,000 will fund multiple arts events in 2019 such as annual festivals, special performances and themed exhibits.

“Arts organizations and arts audiences rely on public sector grants to fund events that enrich our lives and connect us across jurisdictional boundaries,” says Jeremy Loveday, CRD Arts Commission Chair. Organizations funded through last year’s Project Grant program produced 280 arts and culture events with nearly 50,000 attendees. An overview of the funded projects is attached.

There are two Project Grant intakes each year; the next application deadline is May 9, 2019. The Project Grant program is one of five CRD arts and culture funding programs.

The CRD Arts & Culture Support Service is provided by: Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands. For more information about the service and funding programs, please visit .

Attachment: List of 2019 Project Grants – January intake (PDF)

Attachment: Overview of funded Arts & Culture Events (PDF)


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For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeremy Loveday, Chair
CRD Arts Commission
Tel. 250.634.2327


James Lam, Manager
CRD Arts & Culture Support Service
Tel. 250.360.3205 
Cell: 250.216.5539