Festival Investment Grants

Entering its 25th year in 2024, the City's Festival Investment Grant has seen more than $4.4 million in grants nurture the development and sustainability of high-quality annual festivals and celebrations. The pursuit of arts, culture and tourism opportunities is a key goal of the City’s Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan.

Festival Investment Grants are intended to nurture outdoor festivals and celebrations held within the City of Victoria, facilitate their growth and ensure their continued success.

Planning a festival in the City of Victoria? Read on to learn more about the City's Festival Investment Grants.

2024 Festival Investment Grant Program

The application period for the City's 2024 Festival Investment Grant is now closed.  We will be accepting applications for the 2025 Festival Invest Grants in the fall of 2024.  Please check back here for details this fall.

Documents and Forms

2024 Grant Timeline

Applications OpenNovember 14, 2023
Online Information SessionNovember 30, 2023
Application DeadlineJanuary 16, 2024
AdjudicationFebruary 2024
Grant Recipients AnnouncedApril 2024
First Grant Payment (80 per cent)July 1, 2024
Final Payment
(20 per cent) 
Upon receipt of final report
November 1, 2024
Applications Open for 2025 FestivalsNovember 2024

2024 Festival Investment Grant Recipients

This year 46 events and celebrations are receiving over $450,000 in City of Victoria Festival Investment Grants. Thanks to an extra $100,000 this year, this is the largest annual amount yet.  

Get ready to fill up your calendar with new events like Design Victoria, the new Caribbean festival I-Land Fest, Plant Celebrations (featuring native, medicinal and fruit and nut trees), along with classics such as the Art Gallery Paint-In, Symphony in the Summer and FernFest.