gzpm-hhAbout Incubator Grants

The CRD Incubator Grant program is intended to enhance sustainability and resiliency in the arts sector by funding short term staffing, mentoring, workspace, training or other resources that assist in the acceleration of organizational development or in the development of new arts projects.

In particular, the program is aimed at emerging organizations that are engaged in innovative, experimental or new artistic practices, and/or that have difficulty accessing startup funding or specialized expertise that will help to advance their practice.

Application Deadline

The deadline for Incubator Grant applications is Thursday March 28, 2019 at 4:30pm.

What are the grant amounts?

The Incubator grant program allows a maximum grant request of $5000. Applicants may receive one grant per calendar year.

Who can apply for this grant?

Applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit society registered in BC and based in a participating Arts Service municipality or electoral area, as indicated by a physical mailing address.
  • Have programming in the arts as their primary mandate and purpose.

Organizations in arrears with any local authority, are bankrupt, seeking creditor protection, are insolvent, or under court supervision of any kind are not eligible to apply.

What kinds of activities is the grant for?

Please show how the project will benefit residents in the capital region in the proposal. Examples of activities that may be supported include, but are not limited to:

  • Shared staff resources
  • Special training
  • Access to specific expertise such as mentoring
  • Access to workspace to develop an idea

Note that the following are generally considered ineligible activities for support under this program:

  • Food, beverages, hospitality or travel expenses
  • Equipment purchases or other major capital expenditures
  • Religious activities, fundraising activities, contests or competitions
  • Scholarships

What are the steps to apply?

  1. Contact us to confirm eligibility and request an application form.
  2. Review the guidelines and FAQs.
  3. Complete the application, compile documentation and provide both a digital and a hard copy by 4:30pm on the deadline.

Send the documents (except for promotional materials) to the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service email address found on the application form.

Deliver hard copy set of documents and promotional materials to:

CRD Arts & Culture Support Service
625 Fisgard Street PO Box 1000
Victoria, BC V8W 2S6 (Courier: V8W 1R7)

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Contact Us

Contact us to confirm eligibility and to request an application form.

Tel: 250.360.3215
Email