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The CRD Arts Commission will provide project grants worth over $100,000 to 25 organizations in the Capital Region

The CRD Arts Commission will provide project grants worth over $100,000 to 25 organizations in the Capital Region.

Project grants support arts organizations undertaking one-time initiatives, as well as projects of a developmental or recurring nature. These grants will support the production of a wide range of events in theatre, music, visual and literary arts, as well as a variety of festivals spanning film, music, dance, visual art and the arts of diverse cultures.

“The eight municipal partners of the arts development service strongly believe in our region’s arts organizations and the role they play in creating a healthy and vibrant community,” said Saanich Coun. Colin Plant, who chairs the CRD arts commission. “Project grants encourage creativity, support innovation and help our arts organizations provide programming that provides accessible events for all ages and interests.”

There are two application deadlines for the program annually. For further information or for a complete list of project grant recipients and events, visit www.crd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding. The CRD arts development service is supported by eight municipalities: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney.