Victoria is the regional centre for arts and culture. The City of Victoria works to create and support a community that is a natural draw for artists, festivals and events.
Arts and Culture Master Plan
To guide its vision and role in supporting arts and culture, the City developed Create Victoria [PDF/8.7MB], a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan. This document identifies initiatives to increase cultural opportunities in the City.
Visit the Supporting the Arts page to learn more about how the City promotes local arts and culture.
Annual Grant Programs
The Festival Investment Grant program provides support to organizations producing festivals and celebrations that deliver significant economic impact, vitality and vibrancy within the city of Victoria, particularly the downtown core.
The Cultural Infrastructure Grant program supports safe and accessible cultural spaces, which are an essential part of our community.
Music in Victoria
A vibrant local music scene is fundamental to a community’s culture. Visit the Music in Victoria page to learn more about music programming, our musician’s roster and the Victoria Music Strategy.
Special Events and Film Permits
If you want to host a special event at one of Victoria’s outdoor venues, or film in the city, you may require a permit. Visit the pages below for more information.