Visual artists, such as those entered in the annual Sidney Fine Art Show, are among the Peninsula residents who can apply for annual arts and culture grants. (Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council)

Visual artists, such as those entered in the annual Sidney Fine Art Show, are among the Peninsula residents who can apply for annual arts and culture grants. (Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council)

Artsy Saanich Peninsula residents invited to apply for ArtSea grants

Grants program aims to strengthen presence of arts and culture on the Peninsula

Saanich Peninsula artists wishing to share their work seen in Sidney and beyond can now put their names in for ArtSea grants.

The Saanich Peninsula Arts and Culture Grant program is accepting applications for such initiatives as performances, presentations, programs, workshops and training that benefit local residents and communities.

The ArtSea Community Arts Council is now accepting applications for its Saanich Peninsula Arts and Culture Grant program. (Photo courtesy of ArtSea)

The program’s goal is to encourage and support the creativity and cultural development of local individuals, groups and organizations, while strengthening the arts and culture presence on the Peninsula.

The grants range between $200 and $3,000 and are available for local individuals, groups, collectives and organizations. Applications from local youth and WSANEC First Nations artists and groups are also encouraged.

The program is designed and managed by the ArtSea Community Arts Council and funded by the Town of Sidney and the districts of North Saanich and Central Saanich.

“Together we look forward to supporting existing arts and cultural initiatives, as well as new and innovative programs that will enrich our communities,” ArtSea stated in a release.

Applications for 2021 are being accepted until Aug. 31. More information and application details can be found at artsea.ca.

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