The Downtown Victoria Business Association recently selected 16 deserving organizations to support through the Event Support Grants program. Read this post to find out which events were awarded funding.

The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) is awarding over $34,000 to support events occurring downtown in 2020.


Every year, the DVBA sets aside an allotment of funds for event grants. This year, 19 events were awarded funds from the organization. The finalized list was selected based on a variety of criteria including the date of the event, budget, accessibility, and alignment with the DVBA’s mission.



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Below is the complete list of events and their organization granted funding for 2020 from the DVBA:


2021: Changes are Coming! 

DVBA event grant application assessment occurs once a year. The process is changing and so are the intake dates for applicants. 2021 applications will open mid-summer and the grants will be selected in early fall. Don’t miss this opportunity for monetary support of your event, keep checking the Grants page of the  DVBA website ( for updated info.


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 “We are so grateful to the DVBA for the funding we have received. It has allowed us to expand the Victoria Flamenco Festival and bring in more high-quality performances to the downtown area in July.”

– Trudie Begbie, President, Flamenco de la Isla Society

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“The Downtown Victoria Business Association has been a longstanding supporter of Intrepid Theatre. We are immensely grateful for their support for OUTstages queer theatre festival, solo performance festival UNO Fest, and the Victoria Fringe Festival, which collectively draw 30,000 people downtown each year seeking arts and culture experiences. The investment from the DVBA in all three theatre festivals helps arts and culture in our city to thrive.”

– Sammie Gough, Producer, Intrepid Theatre

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