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.

Call for Creative Programming Proposals

We're seeking creative proposals to program activities at Centennial Square and Beacon Hill Park's Cameron Bandshell on an ongoing basis from May to September 2017. The deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED to midnight on Monday, February 27, 2017Learn more.

2017 Musician Roster

The City is updating its roster of pre-qualified musicians to perform at 2017 concerts. The deadline for submissions was January 31, 2017. Selected musicians will be contacted in early March. 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