Who We Fund and What They Do

The CRD Arts & Culture Support Service has provided grants to not-for-profit organizations since it was established in 2001. We invest $2.3 million in the arts annually. Funding recipients are listed below.

Funding Programs

The CRD Arts Development Service provides funding through Operating grants, Project grants, Equity grants and Incubator grant programs.

Explore the Arts Organizations We Fund

The following is a list of not-for-profit societies funded in the past two years by the CRD Arts Service. The list is organized by discipline with links to their individual programming information.

Community Arts

Dance

  • Ballet Victoria A boutique professional company in Victoria, BC.
  • Broken Rhythms Showcases the unique style of rhythmical contemporary dance.
  • Dance Victoria Bringing the world’s best dance to the region and supporting the development of new dance.
  • Embrace Arts Foundation Devoted to creating meaningful artistic opportunities for individuals of all abilities. Provides a range of programming (dance & theatre).
  • Flamenco de la Isla Society Promoting the art of Flamenco and presents the Victoria Flamenco Festival.
  • Snafu Dance Theatre Society Creative collaborations connect multi-disciplinary artists in theatre, storytelling, puppetry, dance, live music, circus, and visual art.
  • Suddenly Dance Theatre Supports the development, creation, presentation, and preservation of the dance arts through collaboration and diverse media to reach the widest possible audience.

Festivals

Film & Media

  • CineVic Affordable and accessible development opportunities, programming, and equipment resources.
  • CFUV Radio provides an opportunity for members of the Greater Victoria Community, primarily on a voluntary basis, to operate a radio station.
  • Hispanic Film Society of Victoria Promoting Latin American and Spanish Cinema in Victoria through the organization of an annual Film Week.
  • MediaNet Promoting the practice of media arts, equipment, education and programming.
  • Victoria Film Festival A nucleus of the cinematic arts on Vancouver Island, year-round events and annual festival.

Literary

Music

Theatre

  • Atomic Vaudeville Creating plays, cabarets, and commissioned performances that are a mélange of theatre, music, song, dance, puppetry, sketch and much more.
  • Belfry Theatre Professional theatre, dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work.
  • Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre Theatre productions of great works of the past.
  • Castlereigh Theatre Project Society Creating documentary plays for the theatre.
  • Impulse Theatre Society Multidisciplinary theatre company creating transformative live performance.
  • Intrepid Theatre Contemporary theatre productions including Fringe Theatre Festival an Uno Fest.
  • Kaleidoscope Theatre Theatre experiences for young people and their families.
  • Puente Theatre Using theatrical experience as a bridge between cultures.
  • Story Theatre Brings relevant, vibrant, educational theatre to elementary school audiences and their families across Canada.
  • The Other Guys Theatre Company Creates musical, theatrical productions inspired by local stories.
  • Theatre Inconnu Bringing thought-provoking and affordable quality theatre to the community since 1987.
  • Theatre SKAM Known for our sense of fun, SKAM creates theatre that is innovative and entertaining, and above all – never boring.
  • Victoria Gilbert & Sullivan Society Community theatre group dedicated to the promotion of the arts, in particular the works of William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
  • Victoria Shakespeare Society Bringing engaging and theatrical Shakespearean experiences to the community.
  • William Head on Stage The only inmate-run prison theatre company in all of Canada that invites the public into the prison to experience their shows.

Visual Art

  • arc.hive arts society arc.hive artist run centre supports the emergence and development of inclusive collaborative practices in contemporary arts.
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a place for people, ideas, and experiences.
  • Deluge Contemporary Art Deluge represents a vanguard of visual and media arts in Victoria & hosts the Antimatter festival.
  • Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Volunteer-run, multi-disciplinary programming space that supports both emerging and established artists.
  • Ground Zero Printmaking Society supports the practice and dissemination of printmaking.
  • Ministry of Casual Living Artist-Run Centre, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists.
  • Open Space Artist-Run Centre (founded 1972) that presents contemporary visual art, music, writing, media arts and more.
  • Xchanges Artists' Gallery A member-driven artists’ cooperative operating a gallery and affordable studios for practicing artists.

2018 Operating Grant Recipients

2018 Equity & Incubator Grant Recipients

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