CRD Arts Service Seeks Public Input

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Service is seeking input and feedback from the arts community and stakeholders on moving the arts forward in the region as part of a consultation process and campaign called Building Our #ArtsFuture Together.

The consultation process, administered by external consultant Strategic Moves, is designed to identify community priorities towards realizing the goals of the CRD Arts Plan. A report on the pre-consultations, which took place in June 2016, can be found here.

Through the consultation the CRD Arts Service will foster conversations about priorities for the arts in the region, collect data and share findings from online surveys, interviews and other outreach activities. Details of the process can be found online here. The website includes background documents and resources, a discussion board, and a map for you to share information on your participation in arts activities in the CRD.  

The public consultation process runs from June to November 2016, with an Implementation Framework and Recommendations to be delivered in December 2016.


Anyone with an interest in the arts in the CRD may complete the online survey, including artists, staff and volunteers of arts organizations and venues, participants and attendees of arts events, the business community, and non-profit organizations. 

Access the online survey by clicking here. Survey closes August 23, 2016. 

Participation in the survey is confidential. Aggregate response data will be published in the first half of September on

Further Consultation and Outreach

Save the Dates (details to come):

Sept. 19 to 24: Series of workshops across the CRD with the arts community and interested stakeholders. Details will be announced in the second half of August.

November 3 to 5: Arts Champion Summit. Participants can select either an evening session on November 3 or a day time session on November 4. Everything will come together in a day-long working summit on November 5. Details to be announced at end of September.

More Information

Learn more about Building Our #ArtsFuture Together, access resources, participate in online discussions, and stay up to date on project activities at

About the CRD Arts Service

The CRD Arts Service is a sub-regional service that provides funding support to arts organizations on behalf of eight of 13 municipalities in the capital region: Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Metchosin, Highlands and Sidney.

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