The CRD Arts Development Service provides funding support to arts organizations on behalf of 8 municipalities in the capital region: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Metchosin, Highlands and Sidney. The Arts Service has three funding programs:
  • Operating Grants provide annual financial assistance to established arts organizations for ongoing programming and administrative expenses
  • Project Grants support emerging or established arts organizations for new, recurring or developmental initiatives
  • IDEA Grants (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access) support non-arts mandated organizations for arts related programming initiatives

CRDartsfuture-logoBuilding our #ArtsFuture Together!

Let's talk about building our #ArtsFuture together. The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Service wants your input and feedback on how we can best move the arts forward in our Region.

To stay up to date throughout the process in 2016, like Feed the Arts in the CRD on Facebook or follow @FeedtheArtsYYJ on Twitter. Learn more about the CRD Arts Service 2015-18 Strategic Plan.

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About Arts Development

  • Learn more about Arts Development Authority and Administration in the CRD
  • Learn more about Arts in the News


The Arts Service manages Landmarks, a searchable website dedicated to the presentation of public art in the region. This service is provided on behalf of arts service municipalities with public art policies.

Funding Program Deadlines:

Operating Grants - 17/18 funding

Wednesday, September 14th, 4:30pm

Note: All Applications are in two parts: Part A (Word) and Part B (Excel).

Project Grants 2017

2017 application deadlines: Wednesday, January 11th and Wednesday, April 26th, 4:30pm

IDEA Grants 2017

Deadlines TBA

Contact Us

Tel: 250.360.3215