Arts & Culture

Creativity is key to a healthy, vibrant city.

Victoria is the regional centre for arts and culture. We aim to enhance our neighbourhoods, foster arts and culture, and work to create a city that is a natural draw for festivals and events. Learn how we support arts and culture in the Capital City here.

Create Victoria - Arts and Culture Master Plan

The City is developing Create Victoria, a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan which will guide our vision and role in supporting the local arts and culture, and identify initiatives to increase arts and cultural opportunities for the Capital City. Make your mark! Help us build a creative city. Learn more.

Victoria Book Prize Awards

Thank you to all those who submitted an application to the Victoria Book Prize Society for the annual $5,000 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize or the $5,000 Bolen Books Children's Book Prize. The deadline for submissions was May 12, 2017. Learn more.

Arts and Culture Programs

Annual Grant Program

    • The Festival Investment Grant program provides support to organizations producing festivals and celebrations that will deliver significant economic impact, vitality and vibrancy within the City of Victoria, particularly the downtown core.

Arts Initiatives

Festivals and Events

Special Events and Film Permits

Historical Events

Event Feedback Form