- We acknowledge that Creative BC's offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–-Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations. We respect the land and honour this tradition of land acknowledgment that dates back centuries for Indigenous people. With this acknowledgment, we thank those Indigenous people who still live on and care for these lands.
Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province's creative industries.
We provide professional expertise and business support to strengthen BC's motion picture, interactive and digital media, music and sound recording, and book and magazine publishing industries. Our programs, services and investments act as catalysts to help the sector realize its economic and creative potential, contributing to the future prosperity of our province.
Established by the provincial government, we collaborate with many provincial ministries and initiatives, municipal resources and relevant industry associations and committees to grow our sector, a number of which are listed below:
Motion Picture: film, television, animation and VFX (visual effects)
- 8 Regional Film Commissions
- MPPIA – Motion Picture Producers Industry Association; and
- CMPA – BC Producers Branch of the Canadian Motion Picture Association
Music and Sound Recording:
Interactive and Digital Media (interactive games and application development)
Book and Magazine Publishing
- ABPBC – Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia; and
- Magazine Association of British Columbia
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Creative BC is situated and operates on the unceded territory of Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Creative BC contributed funding to the development of On-Screen Protocols and Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts and Stories, commissioned by imagineNATIVE and the Indigenous Screen Office. Based on the concepts of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and consent, the intent of the Protocols and Pathways document is to support Indigenous narrative sovereignty. We are committed to working with Indigenous creators to foster a vibrant screen sector in Canada that recognizes the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to their stories and cultural practices.
UNITING bc's CREATIVE INDUSTRIESBuilding a strong community doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time, commitment, resources and shared vision. Most of all, it takes passion.From publishing to motion picture, and music to digital media, intensely passionate people drive British Columbia’s creative industries.These content creators and creative entrepreneurs possess inspiration, tenacity, and a capability that attracts international recognition. BC's creators have made significant global impacts and importantly, they continue to experiment. It is essential for the growth of this distinctive economy that Creative BC foster its talent and creative courage.The creative industries are converging rapidly, and our stakeholders believe that the greatest opportunity now lies in uniting as one community—leveraging our reach, reputation and potential to become greater than the sum of all parts.With a track record of success and this single shared intention, BC stands to emerge as a powerful and integrated creative centre of excellence.To achieve its vision, the sector looks to Creative BC for strategic leadership and collaborative action toward sustained, mutual success.We understand the business behind creativity and our clear mission, together with industry and government, is to co-design and catalyze further economic opportunity. Together, we amplify potential for BC’s diverse creative sector within its evolving digital, global reality.With this big picture in mind, we continue to support passionate people, meaningful careers and exciting new ventures.We know that when individual storytellers are empowered, the community’s collective voice rises.Together, we are crafting the future of BC’s creative industries!Our MissionCreative BC serves to unite and champion the success of BC’s diverse and distinctive creative sector.Our VisionA British Columbia in which creators, creative entrepreneurs and creative industries are united in a globally competitive, growing and sustainable creative economy.Our ValuesCreative BC’s values are activators -- they form the foundation of a shared vision for the strategic direction of BC's creative industries:
- Inspire creative courage
- Focus on client needs
- Show service leadership
- Develop a united vision
- Trusted to act