Spotlight on BC Newsletter: February 2021

Feb 16, 2021 | News

FEBRUARY 2021
Spotlight on BC Newsletter
 
 

In this Issue 

CREATIVE BC FUNDING

  • MOTION PICTURE | 
    • Attend European Film Market, SXSW, and MIPTV through our Passport to Markets program!
    • Creative BC is inviting the participation of up to 5 B.C.-based exhibitors to register as part of the Canadian virtual delegation to FILMART, Asia’s largest marketplace for the entertainment industry

CREATIVE INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES + EVENTS

  • OPPORTUNITIES | StrongerBC: Work Experience Opportunities Grant, First Peoples' Cultural Council Indigenous Arts Program, Intro to Augmented Reality with IM4 Media Lab
  • MONTHLY ROUNDUP | Events, surveys, opportunities, news, and deadlines by industry: Book + Magazine Publishing, Interactive + Digital Media, Motion Picture, Music + Sound Recording
 

All Industries            

STRONGER BC: LAUNCH ONLINE
The new Launch Online Grant program is designed to help over 1,500 eligible small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses adapt to changes in consumer behaviour and pivot to market their products online.  
Learn more →
 


STRONGERBC: WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES GRANT
Non-profit organizations can now apply for the second round of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant to help deliver work experience placements to British Columbians with disabilities and people facing multiple barriers to employment.
Read more →
 


GO "ANYWHERE" THROUGH PASSPORT TO MARKETS – VIRTUAL EDITION

This program provides financial support for B.C. resident producers to virtually “attend” select markets, co-production conferences and exchanges. Upcoming: European Film Market, SXSW, MIPTV. 
Apply now 
View the list of markets you can attend →
 


CREATIVE BC COVID-19 RESOURCE INDEX

Find grants, funds, provincial updates, and more resources for B.C.'s creative industries.
Access and learn how to use the index here →
 


LIVESTREAMS FROM B.C. CREATORS + INDUSTRY

    

Watch live music, interactive, motion picture, and publishing events on #ShowcaseBC from local creators. Submit your streaming events and don't miss a beat from B.C.'s communities. 
Visit Showcase BC  →

 

 

    Book + Magazine Publishing   
 

READ LOCAL | BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Books to Celebrate Black History Month in Canada – a list by #ReadLocalBC featuring books from B.C. writers and publishers:  Tradewind Books, TouchWood Editions, Caitlin Press, Arsenal Pulp Press and Talonbooks 
Read more on Read Local BC →

 


THE STATE OF DIVERSITY, INCLUSION + EQUITY IN THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
The Magazine Association of BC would like to support its membership and the magazine industry across Canada to be more diverse, inclusive and equitable. This provides a timely moment for the magazine publishing industry to examine the state of diversity and inclusion within the industry and to determine how it can address issues of marginalization and work towards more equitable outcomes.

Take the survey by February 19 →
 


SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR BOOK PUBLISHERS
Given the unique challenges of starting and running a book publishing company, planning for ownership/management succession and retirement is a complex undertaking. There are many points to consider and no “one size fits all” solution. 
Learn more and register now 

 

  Interactive + Digital Media

B2B CREATIVE INDUSTRY CANADA AND MEXICO

MIMEC and the Embassy of Canada in Mexico invite IDM companies to participate in this business event, where you can have meetings with Mexican/Canadian companies and Mexican/Canadian Educational Institutions from the creative sector.
Register by February 19 →

 


 

XR MAPPING IN CANADA

This initiative aims to build an exhaustive map of all Canadian studios currently active in the production of immersive, interactive and techno-creative projects, with a focus on those looking to expand to European markets. 
Register your studio now →
 


IM4 MEDIA LAB | INTRO TO AUGMENTED REALITY WITH SPARK

On Saturday 27th at 10am PST IM4 will be hosting ‘Intro to AR with Spark’. This online workshop will be taught by instructor Dallas Flett-Wapash. This workshop is open to Indigenous media creators, artists, storytellers, and the larger Indigenous community. Experience with coding or AR is not required.

Learn more and register for free →
 

 Motion Picture

HKFILMART ONLINE 2021 B.C. DELEGATION

Creative BC is inviting the participation of up to 5 B.C.-based exhibitors to register as part of the Canadian virtual delegation to Hong Kong International Film & TV Markets Online 2021 from March 15-18. FILMART is Asia’s largest film and entertainment market, and global producers, distributors, investors, and buyers from the film, TV, animation and digital world use FILMART to launch projects, network with key industry players and negotiate deals.

Apply by February 19 →

 


CREATIVE BC PANEL: GROWING OUR CREATIVE WORKFORCE | ACTSAFE CONFERENCE 

B.C.'s motion picture industry continues to grow – and that means workforce growth as well. As we look to welcoming new workers into our industry, we want to ensure fair and balanced representation and opportunities for underrepresented groups and some of the tools to support that industry-wide goal.

Don't miss this! Meet the panelists →

 


VIFF | BLACK HISTORY MONTH: EVERYWHERE WE ARE

Celebrating Black voices in cinema, VIFF’s Black History Month film series shines a spotlight on powerful stories of resilience and liberation. Curated by Nya Lewis, this year’s program includes 7 features and a shorts program with films from Canada, Africa, the Caribbean, UK, and the US, plus a free Vancity Impact Talk. Available on VIFF Connect until March 4.
Buy tickets →
 


VANCOUVER + VICTORIA ARE AMONG THE BEST CITIES TO LIVE AND WORK AS A FILMMAKER
Vancouver makes #5 on the list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, 2021 in Moviemaker Magazine. Victoria, B.C. makes #5 for small cities and suburbs. 
Find out why →

 

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 

VIMFF 2021 returns from February 19-28 with 50+ films, 3 interactive workshops, 3 engaging panel discussions and documentaries about climbing, snowsports, the environment, mountain culture and adventure. 
Register now →

 


MEET CREATIVE BC'S DOMESTIC MOTION PICTURE FUND PROJECT MANAGER
Creative BC is pleased to introduce Janine Steele, newly appointed Domestic Motion Picture Fund Project Manager. Janine can be contacted for all inquiries regarding the new Fund. 

Learn about the Domestic Motion Picture Fund →
Contact Janine →

 


SURVEY: CHILD + FAMILY CARE IN CANADA'S SCREEN-BASED INDUSTRIES
WIFT Canada and Reel Families for Change Canada, with support from Canada Media Fund are conducting an industry-wide survey on issues and realities faced by women and caregivers in screen-based industries.
Take the survey →

 

 

 Music + Sound Recording

MUSIC CANADA LAUNCHES NEW ARTIST FOCUSED SURVEY
Music Canada has partnered with Abacus Data to get a renewed understanding of how artists’ perspectives continue to be impacted, ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will hear directly from artists on the financial implications they are experiencing, how the pandemic is impacting their ability to create music, and how they are building or evolving skill sets to help them get by. Canadian artists are encouraged to add their voice by completing the survey linked below.

Learn more →

 


MUSIC BC LET'S HEAR IT! LIVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 

Tune in for Let's Hear It! Live celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth on February 18 featuring TRS, Mauvey, Iman Wamboi + guest Ninetyfour, and hosted by Teon Gibbs and 100 Collective. 
Tickets by donation →
Let's Hear It! Live is open for applications → 

 


FIRST PEOPLES' CULTURAL COUNCIL FUNDING | INDIGENOUS ARTS PROGRAM

  • Indigenous Arts Scholarship – Up to $20,000 for mentorship-based arts education and up to $10,000 for post-secondary arts education. Apply by April 15th
  • Community Arts Infrastructure – Up to $20,000 to support community arts workspaces and workshops focused on the transmission of arts knowledge in all artistic disciplines.
  • Organizations and Collectives – Up to $15,000 for artistic production, mentorship or administrative capacity-building projects, and up to $30,000 for combined artistic production, mentorship and administrative capacity-building projects.