Interactive Fund FAQ's
No, Creative BC is unable to provide feedback on your project or idea, however we can answer questions regarding the application process. The Interactive Fund is adjudicated by a third-party group of industry professionals. Creative BC does not take part in the subjective review.
Yes, a monetization strategy is not required, however a marketing strategy is. All applicants must provide a strategy as to how their project will be distributed or seen. Whether it’s online, mobile, or in a gallery, applicants must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of their target audience.
Yes, you can still apply. No matching funding or outside investment are required at the time of application. However, the presence of other confirmed funding, including cash investment from the company and/or applicant, will benefit an application.
Yes! Applicants can apply for early stage development, prototyping, versioning, etc. You do not have to complete the entire project; however, you must complete a phase of development and report on it.
- No, the funds must be used between January 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020.
One applicant may submit one application as the lead. You may be attached as a service provider on several projects, however you may only have ownership in one project.
No. Creative BC will do a look through to the shareholders of the applicant company. If an individual is a majority shareholder in multiple applicant companies, they will be asked to withdraw all but one submission.
No, you may not have an extension. We cannot make exceptions based on when you found out about the fund. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- No, in the sake of fairness to the applicants that submit a complete application in prior to the deadline, you cannot submit required documents and or revised versions of documents after the deadline.
We have provided a template, however you do not have to use it. Please use a spreadsheet with line items. We require a cash budget. The cash budget must match the finance plan. If the cash budget is $100,000, the finance plan must equal $100,000.
Unfortunately, no, Creative BC does not have the capacity to provide feedback to all applicants.
Think like you are on the jury. For example, if the jury is reading 100 applications, why would they remember yours? What is special, unique, or exciting about your application? Does your workplan have images? Did you provide metrics? Make sure your application clearly conveys the strengths of your project with respect to the evaluation criteria.