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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofit Art
Organizations for Arts Projects and Programs

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Capital Regional District (CRD)

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04/22/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit art organizations in eligible areas to provide support for the creation of arts projects, programs, and events. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying to confirm eligibility and request the application form. Eligible organizations must be based in one of the following municipalities that fund the Arts & Culture Support Service: Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke, and Southern Gulf Islands.

Project Grants provide support for emerging or established arts organizations to produce or present one-time projects, short series of events, or extended programming taking place over a period of time leading up to the next project grant deadline. Project Grants provide support to arts organizations of regional significance whose primary mandate is public programming in the arts.

Eligible activities include but are not limited to:

  • Support for artistic growth;
  • Development of an art project;
  • Production of an arts event, and;
  • Dissemination of an artistic creation.

Consideration will be given to:

  • A demonstrated ability to carry out the project.
  • The capacity of participants to achieve the artistic goals of the project.
  • The appropriateness of the project budget. Applicants are encouraged to develop diverse sources of revenue such as ticket sales, donations, support from foundations, other levels of government, etc.
  • The impact on the development of the arts in the Capital Regional District; and
  • The contribution to the artistic development of artists, the art form, and to the organization itself.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164026

Estimated Size of Grant:

A grant amount recommended in the Projects, Series and Extended Programming Grant program is determined by evidence of demonstrated need in the application, by the needs of other applications received at the same deadline, and by limits to available resources.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations must:
1. Be a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia.
2. Have programming in the arts as their primary mandate and purpose.
3. Have been active for at least six months prior to the application deadline.
4. Have an active Board of Directors; voting members of the Board must not receive remuneration of any kind from the applicant organization.
5. Be based in one of the municipalities that contributes to the Arts & Culture Support Service, as indicated by the organization’s physical address.
6. Have a project that takes place within the contributing municipalities.

Ineligible applicants:
- Individual artists
- Programs of civic departments or branches (e.g. libraries or community centers)
- Activities of clubs and organizations whose primary mandate involves social service, religious, sports, or educational activities
- Organizations who receive operating assistance from the CRD.
- Organizations in arrears with any local authority, are bankrupt, seeking creditor protection, are insolvent, or under court supervision of any kind.

Ineligible activities:
- Contests and competitions
- Conferences, workshops, and other forms of training
- Scholarships
- Capital expenditures
- Food, beverages, and other hospitality costs
- Touring, travel expenses, or tourism promotion
- Elimination or reduction of accumulated deficits
- Expenses for events or activities that have already taken place

Pre-Application Information:

There are two application intakes each year. The next application deadline for this program is Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

A digital AND a hard copy must be received by 4:30 pm on the published deadline. No late applications will be accepted.

Notification can take up to ten weeks following the deadline. Projects cannot be funded retroactively. Time your application accordingly. If in doubt, please contact Arts Development staff.

Contact the CRD to confirm eligibility and to request an application form. Applicants that have not previously received a Project Grant should contact the Arts & Culture Support Service office prior to application to confirm eligibility and discuss their proposal.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit digital applications and questions to:

Mail, courier, or by hand:
CRD Arts & Culture Support Service
Capital Regional District
625 Fisgard Street, PO Box 1000
Victoria BC V8W 2S6 (Courier use: V8W 1R7)

Tel: 250.360.3215

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Municipalities of Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke, and Southern Gulf Islands.;

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