2015 arts development operating grants awarded to 32 organizations

$2,086,980 will provide assistance to local arts groups

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Committee approved the results of its 2015 Operating Grant program on Feb. 11. A total of $2,086,980 will provide assistance to 32 organizations in the Capital Region whose main purpose is public programming in the arts.

Organizations receiving Arts Development operating grants produce a wide range of events for residents and visitors. Their activities bring visibility and economic benefits to the region, provide employment for local artists and technicians and provide numerous audience and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Last year, funded organizations produced more than 2,400 events encompassing dance, visual and media art, music, theatre and more.

“Operating grants are a key investment in the development of artists and arts organizations in the region,” said David Screech, chair of the CRD Arts Committee. “A vibrant arts community plays a central role in a healthy, diverse and sustainable region.”

The CRD Arts Development Service is supported by Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney. For more information, click here.

2015 CRD Operating Grant Awards

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria                                    $438,000

Atomic Vaudeville                                                       $27,000

Aventa Ensemble                                                       $18,500

Ballet Victoria                                                             $40,000

Belfry Theatre                                                             $205,000

Blue Bridge Theatre                                                   $27,000

Cinevic                                                                        $21,000

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria                 $24,000

Dance Victoria                                                            $50,000

Deluge Contemporary Art                                          $37,210

Early Music Society                                                    $10,800

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival                  $8,000

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival                      $15,000

Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra                               $8,000

Intrepid Theatre                                                           $90,000

Kaleidoscope Theatre                                                 $53,000

MediaNet                                                                    $19,000

Open Space                                                                $80,000

Pacific Opera Victoria                                                $215,000

Palm Court Light Orchestra                                        $6,000

Puente Theatre                                                           $24,970

Story Theatre                                                              $38,000

Suddenly Dance Theatre                                            $6,500

Theatre Inconnu                                                          $23,000

Theatre SKAM                                                            $30,000

Victoria Children’s Choir                                             $11,000

Victoria Conservatory of Music                                  $55,000

Victoria Film Festival                                                  $31,000

Victoria Jazz Society                                                  $55,000

Victoria Operatic Society                                            $25,000

Victoria Symphony                                                     $384,000

Xchanges Artists’ Gallery                                           $11,000

 

 

 

 

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