The CRD Arts & Culture Support Service provides grant funding for a variety of arts and culture programs in the capital region. The not-for-profit organizations featured on this page have received grants over the past two years. We invite you to explore and learn more about our region’s vibrant arts and culture sector.

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Ancient Music Society of Victoria Music For lovers of Medieval and Renaissance Music.

Ancient Music Society of Victoria

Discipline: Music
Description: For lovers of Medieval and Renaissance Music.

arc.hive arts society Visual Art arc.hive artist run centre supports the emergence and development of inclusive collaborative practices in contemporary arts.

arc.hive arts society

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: arc.hive artist run centre supports the emergence and development of inclusive collaborative practices in contemporary arts.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Visual Art The major regional art gallery on Vancouver Island. Collections include the second largest Asian Collection in Canada and works by Emily Carr. The gallery hosts multiple education and outreach events.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: The major regional art gallery on Vancouver Island. Collections include the second largest Asian Collection in Canada and works by Emily Carr. The gallery hosts multiple education and outreach events.

Artsea Community Arts Dedicated to promoting connections between art, culture and community.

Artsea

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Dedicated to promoting connections between art, culture and community.

Atomic Vaudeville Theatre Creating plays, cabarets, and commissioned performances that are a mélange of theatre, music, song, dance, puppetry, sketch and much more.

Atomic Vaudeville

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Creating plays, cabarets, and commissioned performances that are a mélange of theatre, music, song, dance, puppetry, sketch and much more.

Aventa New Music Music Canadian and international new music.

Aventa New Music

Discipline: Music
Description: Canadian and international new music.

Ballet Victoria Dance A boutique professional company in Victoria, BC.

Ballet Victoria

Discipline: Dance
Description: A boutique professional company in Victoria, BC.

Belfry Theatre Theatre Professional theatre, dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work.

Belfry Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Professional theatre, dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre Theatre Theatre productions of great works of the past.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Theatre productions of great works of the past.

Broken Rhythms Dance Showcases the unique style of rhythmical contemporary dance.

Broken Rhythms

Discipline: Dance
Description: Showcases the unique style of rhythmical contemporary dance.

Canadian Light Music Society Music Celebrated for its sensitive and affectionate performance of light orchestral music.

Canadian Light Music Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Celebrated for its sensitive and affectionate performance of light orchestral music.

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble Music Choral music ranging from the 15th century to the present.

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble

Discipline: Music
Description: Choral music ranging from the 15th century to the present.

Castlereigh Theatre Project Society Theatre Creating documentary plays for the theatre.

Castlereigh Theatre Project Society

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Creating documentary plays for the theatre.

CFUV Radio Film & Media Provides an opportunity for members of the Greater Victoria Community, primarily on a voluntary basis, to operate a radio station.

CFUV Radio

Discipline: Film & Media
Description: Provides an opportunity for members of the Greater Victoria Community, primarily on a voluntary basis, to operate a radio station.

CineVic Film & Media Affordable and accessible development opportunities, programming, and equipment resources.

CineVic

Discipline: Film & Media
Description: Affordable and accessible development opportunities, programming, and equipment resources.

Civic Orchestra of Victoria Music Volunteer organization performing a wide repertoire of orchestral music with a professional conductor.

Civic Orchestra of Victoria

Discipline: Music
Description: Volunteer organization performing a wide repertoire of orchestral music with a professional conductor.

Coastline Fiddle Music A string ensemble comprised of BC's top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21.

Coastline Fiddle

Discipline: Music
Description: A string ensemble comprised of BC's top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21.

Dance Victoria Dance Bringing the world’s best dance to the region and supporting the development of new dance.

Dance Victoria

Discipline: Dance
Description: Bringing the world’s best dance to the region and supporting the development of new dance.

Deluge Contemporary Art Visual Art Deluge represents a vanguard of visual and media arts in Victoria & hosts the Antimatter festival.

Deluge Contemporary Art

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: Deluge represents a vanguard of visual and media arts in Victoria & hosts the Antimatter festival.

Early Music Society Music Music specialists presenting works composed prior to 1800. They feature original instruments, correct scores by soloists and other ensembles from BC.

Early Music Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Music specialists presenting works composed prior to 1800. They feature original instruments, correct scores by soloists and other ensembles from BC.

Eine Kleine Summer Music Music Chamber music festival and series.

Eine Kleine Summer Music

Discipline: Music
Description: Chamber music festival and series.

Embrace Arts Foundation Dance, Theatre Devoted to creating meaningful artistic opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Provides a range of programming (dance and theatre).

Embrace Arts Foundation

Discipline: Dance, Theatre
Description: Devoted to creating meaningful artistic opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Provides a range of programming (dance and theatre).

Emily Carr String Quartet Music A music ensemble performing string quartet repertoires from classical to contemporary.

Emily Carr String Quartet

Discipline: Music
Description: A music ensemble performing string quartet repertoires from classical to contemporary.

Ensemble Laude Choral Society Music Auditioned women's community choir performing medieval music and contemporary choral repertoire.

Ensemble Laude Choral Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Auditioned women's community choir performing medieval music and contemporary choral repertoire.

Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Visual Art Volunteer-run, multi-disciplinary programming space that supports both emerging and established artists.

Fifty Fifty Arts Collective

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: Volunteer-run, multi-disciplinary programming space that supports both emerging and established artists.

Flamenco de la Isla Society Dance, Music Promotes the art of Flamenco and presents the Victoria Flamenco Festival.

Flamenco de la Isla Society

Discipline: Dance, Music
Description: Promotes the art of Flamenco and presents the Victoria Flamenco Festival.

Galiano Ensemble Music A string orchestra performing chamber orchestral music.

Galiano Ensemble

Discipline: Music
Description: A string orchestra performing chamber orchestral music.

Garden City Electronic Music Society Music Programs electronic music and related media arts to explore creativity and innovation at the intersections of art and technology.

Garden City Electronic Music Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Programs electronic music and related media arts to explore creativity and innovation at the intersections of art and technology.

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Community Arts Provides opportunities for music students in a range of disciplines to perform publicly and receive critique by professionals. Audiences welcome.

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Provides opportunities for music students in a range of disciplines to perform publicly and receive critique by professionals. Audiences welcome.

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Music A young musicians’ orchestra performing with professional conductors and mentors at three concerts per year.

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

Discipline: Music
Description: A young musicians’ orchestra performing with professional conductors and mentors at three concerts per year.

Ground Zero Printmaking Society Visual Art Supports the practice and dissemination of printmaking.

Ground Zero Printmaking Society

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: Supports the practice and dissemination of printmaking.

Hispanic Film Society of Victoria Film & Media Promoting Latin American and Spanish Cinema in Victoria through the organization of an annual Film Week.

Hispanic Film Society of Victoria

Discipline: Film & Media
Description: Promoting Latin American and Spanish Cinema in Victoria through the organization of an annual Film Week.

Impulse Theatre Society Theatre Multi-disciplinary theatre company creating transformative live performance.

Impulse Theatre Society

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Multi-disciplinary theatre company creating transformative live performance.

India Canada Cultural Association Community Arts Celebrating and raise awareness about India's rich culture - to create a stronger and more cohesive Victoria community.

India Canada Cultural Association

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Celebrating and raise awareness about India's rich culture - to create a stronger and more cohesive Victoria community.

Integrate Art Society Festivals An en masse art crawl and celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres, and alternative arts.

Integrate Art Society

Discipline: Festivals
Description: An en masse art crawl and celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres, and alternative arts.

Intrepid Theatre Theatre Contemporary theatre productions including the Fringe Theatre Festival, OUTstages and Uno Fest. Intrepid operates the Metro Studio and Intrepid Club.

Intrepid Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Contemporary theatre productions including the Fringe Theatre Festival, OUTstages and Uno Fest. Intrepid operates the Metro Studio and Intrepid Club.

Island String Players Society (Raven Baroque) Music A 14-piece baroque orchestra playing the hits from 1600 to 1750 (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.) in full costume every summer in the capital region.

Island String Players Society (Raven Baroque)

Discipline: Music
Description: A 14-piece baroque orchestra playing the hits from 1600 to 1750 (Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, etc.) in full costume every summer in the capital region.

Kaleidoscope Theatre Theatre Theatre experiences for young people and their families.

Kaleidoscope Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Theatre experiences for young people and their families.

Linden Singers of Victoria Music Vibrant, mixed-voice, multi-generational, auditioned concert choir.

Linden Singers of Victoria

Discipline: Music
Description: Vibrant, mixed-voice, multi-generational, auditioned concert choir.

MediaNet Film & Media Promoting the practice of media arts, equipment, education and programming.

MediaNet

Discipline: Film & Media
Description: Promoting the practice of media arts, equipment, education and programming.

Ministry of Casual Living Visual Art Artist-Run Centre, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists.

Ministry of Casual Living

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: Artist-Run Centre, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists.

Oak Bay Community Artists Society Community Arts A group of amateur, professional and emerging artists, living and working in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay Community Artists Society

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: A group of amateur, professional and emerging artists, living and working in Oak Bay.

Open Space Visual Art One of Canada’s earliest established artist-run centres presenting and producing exhibitions and events by Canadian and international contemporary artists.

Open Space

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: One of Canada’s earliest established artist-run centres presenting and producing exhibitions and events by Canadian and international contemporary artists.

Pacific Opera Victoria Music One of Canada's leading opera companies with a dynamic repertoire choices that includes original productions.

Pacific Opera Victoria

Discipline: Music
Description: One of Canada's leading opera companies with a dynamic repertoire choices that includes original productions.

Puente Theatre Theatre Uses the theatrical experience as a bridge between cultures. They explore social issues through plays, workshops, readings and forums.

Puente Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Uses the theatrical experience as a bridge between cultures. They explore social issues through plays, workshops, readings and forums.

Sidney & Peninsula Literary Society Literary Celebrating readers and writers with literary festival, writing workshops and reading series.

Sidney & Peninsula Literary Society

Discipline: Literary
Description: Celebrating readers and writers with literary festival, writing workshops and reading series.

Sidney Concert Society Music A professional chamber orchestra

Sidney Concert Society

Discipline: Music
Description: A professional chamber orchestra

Snafu Dance Theatre Society Dance, Theatre Creative collaborations connect multi-disciplinary artists in theatre, storytelling, puppetry, dance, live music, circus, and visual art.

Snafu Dance Theatre Society

Discipline: Dance, Theatre
Description: Creative collaborations connect multi-disciplinary artists in theatre, storytelling, puppetry, dance, live music, circus, and visual art.

Sooke Community Choir Community Arts, Music Choral entertainment, music and fellowship performing a variety of music at two major productions each year and at community events in service to the community.

Sooke Community Choir

Discipline: Community Arts, Music
Description: Choral entertainment, music and fellowship performing a variety of music at two major productions each year and at community events in service to the community.

Sooke Folk Music Society Music Bringing quality musical entertainment to the community.

Sooke Folk Music Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Bringing quality musical entertainment to the community.

Story Theatre Theatre Brings relevant, vibrant, educational theatre to elementary school audiences and their families across Canada.

Story Theatre

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Brings relevant, vibrant, educational theatre to elementary school audiences and their families across Canada.

Suddenly Dance Theatre Dance Supports the development, creation, presentation, and preservation of the dance arts through collaboration and diverse media to reach the widest possible audience.

Suddenly Dance Theatre

Discipline: Dance
Description: Supports the development, creation, presentation, and preservation of the dance arts through collaboration and diverse media to reach the widest possible audience.

The Existence Project Community Arts Creative dialogue between marginalized people and storytellers, professional creatives, community service workers, students and change-makers.

The Existence Project

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Creative dialogue between marginalized people and storytellers, professional creatives, community service workers, students and change-makers.

The Other Guys Theatre Company Theatre Creates musical, theatrical productions inspired by local stories.

The Other Guys Theatre Company

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Creates musical, theatrical productions inspired by local stories.

Theatre Inconnu Theatre Produces thought-provoking and affordable, quality theatre as the resident theatre company at the fifty-seat venue in the Fernwood Community Association Hall.

Theatre Inconnu

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Produces thought-provoking and affordable, quality theatre as the resident theatre company at the fifty-seat venue in the Fernwood Community Association Hall.

Theatre SKAM Theatre Presents alternative, contemporary theatre often using unusual performance spaces including a café, loading dock, a pick-up truck and outdoor parks and trails.

Theatre SKAM

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Presents alternative, contemporary theatre often using unusual performance spaces including a café, loading dock, a pick-up truck and outdoor parks and trails.

Township Community Arts Council Community Arts Advocate for and promoter of local artists and their works, and programs supporting access for residents to the arts in their own community.

Township Community Arts Council

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Advocate for and promoter of local artists and their works, and programs supporting access for residents to the arts in their own community.

Via Choralis Performance Society Music A mixed-voice auditioned community chamber choir enriching lives and cultivating community through choral music.

Via Choralis Performance Society

Discipline: Music
Description: A mixed-voice auditioned community chamber choir enriching lives and cultivating community through choral music.

Victoria African and Caribbean Society Festivals Promoting and celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Africa and the Caribbean.

Victoria African and Caribbean Society

Discipline: Festivals
Description: Promoting and celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Africa and the Caribbean.

Victoria Arts Council Community Arts Increases access to arts and culture through community programming, artist residencies and celebrations at their gallery and satellite exhibition spaces.

Victoria Arts Council

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Increases access to arts and culture through community programming, artist residencies and celebrations at their gallery and satellite exhibition spaces.

Victoria Baroque Players Society Music Presenting dynamic, personal, and engaging performances of music from the Baroque and Classical periods.

Victoria Baroque Players Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Presenting dynamic, personal, and engaging performances of music from the Baroque and Classical periods.

Victoria BC SKA Society Music Presentation and development of ska, reggae, world beat and related genres.

Victoria BC SKA Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Presentation and development of ska, reggae, world beat and related genres.

Victoria Children's Choir Music Youth ages seven and older advance their singing ability through practice and performance of a variety of music.

Victoria Children's Choir

Discipline: Music
Description: Youth ages seven and older advance their singing ability through practice and performance of a variety of music.

Victoria Choral Society Music An auditioned, mixed-voice symphonic chorus dedicated to presenting the finest choral music from baroque to contemporary.

Victoria Choral Society

Discipline: Music
Description: An auditioned, mixed-voice symphonic chorus dedicated to presenting the finest choral music from baroque to contemporary.

Victoria Conservatory of Music Music A centre of excellence in music education across all genres and instruments with public presentations.

Victoria Conservatory of Music

Discipline: Music
Description: A centre of excellence in music education across all genres and instruments with public presentations.

Victoria Festival of Authors Literary Annual event where readers and writers celebrate words and engage with ideas.

Victoria Festival of Authors

Discipline: Literary
Description: Annual event where readers and writers celebrate words and engage with ideas.

Victoria Film Festival Film & Media Presents an annual film festival and other similar programs with related events. It also runs the Vic Theatre offering screenings year-round in addition to film festivals.

Victoria Film Festival

Discipline: Film & Media
Description: Presents an annual film festival and other similar programs with related events. It also runs the Vic Theatre offering screenings year-round in addition to film festivals.

Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society Theatre Community theatre group dedicated to the promotion of the arts, in particular the works of William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Community theatre group dedicated to the promotion of the arts, in particular the works of William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Victoria Good News Choir Society Music A non-audition community choir for people of all ages, because we know singing contributes to one’s overall good health.

Victoria Good News Choir Society

Discipline: Music
Description: A non-audition community choir for people of all ages, because we know singing contributes to one’s overall good health.

Victoria Guitar Society Music Bringing the classical guitar into greater public awareness through performances and teaching.

Victoria Guitar Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Bringing the classical guitar into greater public awareness through performances and teaching.

Victoria Jazz Society Music Produces two major multi-day music festivals every summer, as well as a series of concerts from September to May every year.

Victoria Jazz Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Produces two major multi-day music festivals every summer, as well as a series of concerts from September to May every year.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre Community Arts Encourages the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Encourages the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.

Victoria Operatic Society Music, Theatre Presents two musical theatre productions per year focusing on popular theatre including Broadway shows and Gilbert & Sullivan comedic operas.

Victoria Operatic Society

Discipline: Music, Theatre
Description: Presents two musical theatre productions per year focusing on popular theatre including Broadway shows and Gilbert & Sullivan comedic operas.

Victoria Philharmonic Choir Music An auditioned, multi-generational ensemble, singing a wide-ranging repertoire, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

Victoria Philharmonic Choir

Discipline: Music
Description: An auditioned, multi-generational ensemble, singing a wide-ranging repertoire, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

Victoria Poetry Project Society Literary The art of spoken word poetry.

Victoria Poetry Project Society

Discipline: Literary
Description: The art of spoken word poetry.

Victoria Pretty Good Society Festivals Providing a platform for new music and sound art, video and visual art, modern and experimental dance and multimedia.

Victoria Pretty Good Society

Discipline: Festivals
Description: Providing a platform for new music and sound art, video and visual art, modern and experimental dance and multimedia.

Victoria Shakespeare Society Theatre Creates two Shakespeare plays per season performing outdoors on the scenic Camosun College grounds and in Saxe Point Park.

Victoria Shakespeare Society

Discipline: Theatre
Description: Creates two Shakespeare plays per season performing outdoors on the scenic Camosun College grounds and in Saxe Point Park.

Victoria Summer Music Festival Society Music Summer season of chamber concerts.

Victoria Summer Music Festival Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Summer season of chamber concerts.

Victoria Symphony Music A 40-piece orchestra presenting an annual program of symphonic music in the genres of classical, new music and pops for audiences of all ages.

Victoria Symphony

Discipline: Music
Description: A 40-piece orchestra presenting an annual program of symphonic music in the genres of classical, new music and pops for audiences of all ages.

Vox Humana Chamber Choir Society Music Performs choral works from a variety of musical genres frequently with Victoria Symphony.

Vox Humana Chamber Choir Society

Discipline: Music
Description: Performs choral works from a variety of musical genres frequently with Victoria Symphony.

West Shore Arts Council Community Arts Encourages creative participation and excellence in the arts, culture and heritage on the Westshore of Victoria.

West Shore Arts Council

Discipline: Community Arts
Description: Encourages creative participation and excellence in the arts, culture and heritage on the Westshore of Victoria.

William Head on Stage Theatre The only inmate-run prison theatre company in all of Canada that invites the public into the prison to experience their shows.

William Head on Stage

Discipline: Theatre
Description: The only inmate-run prison theatre company in all of Canada that invites the public into the prison to experience their shows.

Xchanges Artists' Gallery Visual Art A member-driven artists’ cooperative operating a gallery and affordable studios for practicing artists.

Xchanges Artists' Gallery

Discipline: Visual Art
Description: A member-driven artists’ cooperative operating a gallery and affordable studios for practicing artists.