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.

COVID-19 Resources and Information 

The Arts, Culture and Events Team has compiled information and put together a list of resources to help connect local artists and organizations with the support they need. For more information, click here

Create Victoria - Arts and Culture Master Plan

The City has developed Create Victoria, a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan to 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. Thank you to everyone who provided input. Learn more.

2021 Build Back Victoria Music Programming and Community Programmers’

The City of Victoria’s free outdoor concerts at Centennial Square and Beacon Hill Park are on hold for 2021, but watch out for our local musicians popping up downtown and in City parks this summer from early July to September. Outdoor activities and community programming has moved to Royal Athletic Park for 2021 Summer. Learn more.

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


Event Feedback Form