Cultural Infrastructure Grant
Non-profit organizations can apply for funding ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 per organization to improve arts and cultural spaces in Victoria.
In 2022, the City of Victoria awarded almost $400,000 in grants to 17 not-for-profit arts and culture organizations through its Cultural Infrastructure Grant program. This included $250,000 in annual funding to support upgrades for performance and rehearsal spaces, as well as one-time funding of $150,000 for accessibility upgrades to make venues safer and more accessible for artists and audiences.
Please see the full list of grant recipients here: 2022 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program Applicant and Funding Summary
The grants ranged in size from $3,000 to $50,000 per organization. Projects include elevators to improve physical accessibility, specialized equipment such as LED lighting systems and sound equipment and planning and feasibility studies for longer-term projects. Successful applicants represent a variety of artistic disciplines and spaces serving diverse communities.
The grant program has successfully leveraged financial contributions from other levels of government and private contributions to support upgrades, new equipment and feasibility studies.
A thriving arts and culture sector is an important contributor to community growth and well-being. Victoria’s arts and culture sector contributes $435.8 million to the local economy and employs 5,588 people in the city. The creative economy also attracts investment, workers and tourists and creates jobs and business growth across other sectors.
Information about the Cultural Infrastructure Grants
Here are the Program Guidelines for detailed information including eligibility criteria, eligible and ineligible project expenses, funding amounts, assessment criteria, and grant funding terms and conditions.
ONLINE INFO SESSION
A virtual information session took place on Tuesday April 5, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. Watch the recording of staff discussing and reviewing the program guidelines, application forms, and answer questions below.
The 2022 deadline for submission of complete applications was Friday, April 29, 2022 at 4 p.m. PST. For information on the next application stream, email firstname.lastname@example.org