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Spotlight on BC Newsletter | April 2022

Apr 12, 2022 | News

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April 2022

In this

  • Funding Programs Open Now and Opening Soon
  • Latest Impact Report! New CIERA 2020 numbers
  • Canada Book Fund – Apply by May 2
  • DigiBC + ECUAD Creative Tech Fundamentals
  • Advanced Crowdfunding for Mags – April 26
  • Live Music “Closing the Gap” Study Released

Funding Programs

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Open for Applications

Domestic Industry Initiatives

All Industries (except music)
Currently accepting expressions of interest
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Interactive Fund
Interactive + Digital Media
Applications close: May 2, 2022
Learn more

Production Program

Motion Picture
Applications close: April 27, 2022
Apply now


International Industry Initiatives
All Industries (except music)
Applications open: TBA, April 2022
Learn more

Market Expansion Fund for Book Publishers
Book Publishing
Applications open: TBA, May 2022
Learn more

Project Development Fund
Motion Picture
Applications open: TBA, April 2022
Learn more

Passport to Markets
All Industries (except music)
Applications open: TBA, April 2022
Learn more

All Creative Industries

COVID-19 Resources + Updates

Provincial updates, regulations and resources relevant to B.C.’s creative industries.
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Creative BC Impact Report FY2020/21

View FY2020/21 Creative BC program and service impacts, and recent industry insights using CIERA™ the Creative Industries Economic Results Assessment.
Read the report 

Book Publishing

Submissions open for City of Vancouver Book Award

The annual City of Vancouver Book Award has been recognizing authors of excellence of any genre since 1989.
Learn more and submit by April 22 

Support for Publishers: Publishing Support – Canada Book Fund

The Publishing Support sub-component of the Canada Book Fund (CBF) assists the ongoing production, marketing and distribution of Canadian-authored books. Supplementary funding based on export sales is also available as part of Publishing Support.
Apply by May 2 

Interactive + Digital Media


EA, Fifa 2022

B.C. Game Studios Celebrated at 2022 Canadian Game Awards

See the full list of B.C. nominees and winners from the second annual Canadian Game Awards hosted on April 7th and 8th, 2022.
Read more on BC Creates 

DigiBC and Emily Carr University of Art + Design announce the Creative Technology Fundamentals Program

Now in development with DigiBC, the Creative Technology Fundamentals Program will provide flexible, customizable learning options for pursuing careers in creative tech.
Learn more


Transgender Expressions Haven

Finding a cyber utopia with Transgender Expressions Haven

The Transgender Expression Haven (The Haven) is Vancouver’s first Trans Art Gallery and virtual performance art venue for transgender, non-binary, Two-Spirit, intersex artists and other artists transcending gender.
Read our Q+A with founder Angelic Goldsky

Navigating Mental Health, Accessibility and COVID-19

Join the TAP Network on April 12 as they discuss how to ensure our workplaces remain accessible and inclusive for all.
Learn more 

Magazine Publishing

Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies for Magazines

This workshop is for publishers (or aspiring publishers), bloggers, writers, designers, and entrepreneurs—anyone who wants to fund their publishing project through crowdfunding.
Learn more 

Motion Picture

Get into #BCFilm with Creative Pathways!

Last month Creative BC launched Creative Pathways, an online hub and resource tool to enter B.C.’s film industry. Discover an abundance of opportunities, paid work, information and more!
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Music + Sound Recording


Desirée Dawson, Meet You at The Light

B.C. artists and projects nominated for JUNO Awards

From TikTok fan choices, to breakthrough artists, discover the full list of B.C. nominees here.
View the list 

Free support for rural businesses looking to expand

Business owners in rural and Indigenous communities can benefit from free expert advice and resources as they recover from the pandemic through the Province’s Export Navigator program.
Learn more 

Canadian Live Music Association Releases Results of National “Closing the Gap” Research Study

The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA), along with the support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Creative BC and the Province of BC, and Ontario Creates, unveiled the results of the national study Closing the Gap: Impact and Representation of Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Live Music Workers in Canada.
Read more 

Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards

These one-time awards will recognize individuals, groups, and organizations throughout British Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, community engagement, and commitment through fostering and mentoring others in the fields of Visual Arts, Music or Performance.
Read more

Meet our Funding Recipients

Vancouver Filmmakers bring home International Award at SXSW 
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Prestige Guitars

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