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 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 has provided input. Learn more.

Call for Musicians and Community Programmers

Each summer, the City of Victoria offers free outdoor concerts and activities at Centennial Square and Beacon Hill Park for the community to enjoy. The City is updating its rosters of pre-qualified, local musicians and community programmers to activate these venues from June to September, as well as at other City-programmed events throughout the year. 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

Historical Events

Event Feedback Form