The Capital Regional District has approved more than $2 million in arts funding.
Organizations receiving arts development operating grants produce a wide range of community events.
The groups’ 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, the CRD stated in a press release.
Last year, funded organizations produced more than 2,400 events encompassing dance, visual and media art, music and theatre.
“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 eight municipalities: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sidney.
For more information, please go online tocrd.bc.ca/service/arts-funding.