CRD Arts Commission Approves 23 Grants To Local Arts Organizations

February 16, 2021

VICTORIA – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Commission has approved funding for 23 local not-for-profit arts organizations through the Arts & Culture Support Service. A total of $621,150 will provide annual operating assistance to established organizations for programming and administration expenses.

“These organizations have shown extraordinary ingenuity over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, reimagining programming through digital formats, virtual gatherings and even drive-in events,” said CRD Arts Commission Chair Jeremy Loveday. “This funding will support recipient organizations as they weather challenges over the next year, while continuing to offer residents exceptional programming.”

While requests were 28 per cent more than available resources, the Arts Commission funded two new recipients, Ptarmigan Arts and SNAFU Theatre. In addition, nine other organizations receive multi-year support through the program.

The approved grants meet the CRD’s mandate to support, promote and celebrate arts and culture. The CRD Arts & Culture Support Service is supported by Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands.

List of 2021 CRD Arts & Culture Annual Operating Grant Recipients:

Atomic Vaudeville …………………………………………….. $25,000

Aventa Ensemble……………………………………………… $22,930

CineVic……………………………………………………………. $23,000

Deluge Contemporary Art………………………………….. $38,210

Early Music Society…………………………………………… $12,000

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival…………….. $8,000

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra………………………… $8,000

Kaleidoscope Theatre………………………………………… $55,000

MediaNet…………………………………………………………. $19,000

Open Space……………………………………………………… $87,930

Ptarmigan Arts………………………………………………….. $17,600

Puente Theatre…………………………………………………. $31,000

SNAFU……………………………………………………………. $14,500

Story Theatre……………………………………………………. $40,000

Theatre Inconnu………………………………………………… $27,500

Theatre SKAM………………………………………………….. $39,000

Victoria Arts Council………………………………………….. $24,000

Victoria Baroque Players……………………………………. $9,550

Victoria Children’s Choir…………………………………….. $13,930

Victoria Conservatory of Music…………………………… $55,000

Victoria Operatic Society……………………………………. $21,500

Victoria Shakespeare Society…………………………….. $20,000

Xchanges Artists’ Gallery…………………………………… $8,500

Total……………………………………………………………….. $621, 150

 

 

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