Cultural Infrastructure Grant

The City's Cultural Infrastructure Grant program provides grant funding to local not-for-profit organizations that own or operate cultural facilities to assist with purchasing specialized equipment, accessibility and facility upgrades, feasibility and planning studies. It can also be used to support the expansion and acquisition of new cultural spaces.   

Non-profit organizations can apply for funding to improve arts and cultural spaces in Victoria. Funding ranges from $15,000 to $100,000 per organization. Successful applicants represent a variety of artistic disciplines and spaces serving diverse communities. A total of $250,000 in grant funding is available in 2024. 

2024 Cultural Infrastructure Grant 

The City's 2024 Cultural Infrastructure Grant program is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024

How to Apply

STEP 1: Read the Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program Guidelines [PDF/195KB]

STEP 2: Ask us for assistance, if needed. 

You can schedule an optional meeting with City staff to confirm eligibility and refine your application. Staff can help applicants who have limited grant writing expertise or resources. We encourage applicants who need help to meet with staff as early as possible to discuss their project. Note: Draft application packages must be submitted for review by staff no later than two weeks before the application deadline. To schedule an optional meeting, email culture@victoria.ca.

STEP 3: Complete the Application Form [PDF/106KB] and Budget Template [XLSX/22KB].

STEP 4: Email both documents and all required attachments to acollins@victoria.ca by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024. Please note that hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Recommended applications will be shared with Council for consideration in August. Successful applicants will be notified in early fall 2024. 

Online Information Session

Thank you to all those who were able to attend the online information session. Here is the recording of the session

2023 Cultural Infrastructure Grant 

Seven not-for-profit arts and culture organizations benefited from just over $216,000 in Cultural Infrastructure Grant (CIG) program funding from the City of Victoria in 2023.

2023 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Recipients [PDF/44KB]