CRD Arts & Culture Support Service provides grants to non-profit organizations for the development of local arts programming, supporting creativity, enhancing sustainability, and providing social and economic benefits to the region.

This service is provided by Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands.

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COVID-19 Information for Grant Recipients and Applicants

Our Operations

We continue to administer grant programs and our office remains open. However, applications should be submitted by email only. 

We are available to answer questions by phone or email, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Event Planning

We recognize that the directive from the Provincial Health Officer to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic creates uncertainty for organizations planning arts initiatives, preparing funding applications and managing grants. We are requesting that:

  • Organizations preparing applications program their events well in advance using presentation formats that follow directives from the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Organizations with successful grant proposals that have significant changes or are planning to reschedule, are required to inform our office.

Tracking COVID-19 Impact on the Arts

In June 2020 and February 2021, the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service surveyed arts organizations receiving CRD operating and projects grants, assessing the effect of COVID-19 and restrictions in the areas of staffing, programming and finances.

Read the most recent report:

Other research on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts:

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Culture Workers

  • ActSafe: COVID-19 protocols and resources for health and safety for the arts and entertainment
  • BC Arts Council: information and support for arts and culture organizations supporting the continuation of projects and activities
  • Canada Council for the Arts: Information on additional investment in the arts in response to COVID-19, changes to grants and federal support measures

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Contact Us

Tel: 250.360.3215