Equity + Emerging Development
The Equity and Emerging Development Program will deliver $200,000 targeted to emerging and equity-seeking B.C. filmmakers. Creators can get a grant of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of bringing together a development team to do research, develop a concept or write a script. The grants are available for a wide range of content including feature films, television shows, series, documentaries and animated content.
The goal of this program is to support equity and diversity in B.C.'s domestic motion picture sector by increasing access to funding for underrepresented filmmakers. Administered by Creative BC, this is the first program launched under the Province of British Columbia’s $2-million investment in the domestic motion picture industry.
Equity and Emerging Development Program Budget: $200,000
Project phase supported: Development
Maximum amount available to request: $10,000
Eligible genres and formats: Most genres and formats, with some exceptions. See guidelines for specifics
Who can apply: Individuals or companies (emerging or equity-seeking) controlled by individuals who self-declare in one of the two targeted groups
Adjudication process: Competitive
Missed our information sessions and want to know more?
Watch the recording from the March 19 info session
- THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONSOPENFebruary 26, 2021 3:00pm PSTDEADLINE
April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm PST
GUIDELINESRead the Equity and Emerging Development Program guidelines carefully before applying:APPLICATION CHECKLISTAn application checklist is available to ensure you have all your information prepared before applying:APPLICATION FORMSAPPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSEDEMERGING FILMMAKERSEQUITY-SEEKING FILMMAKERSBUDGET TEMPLATEOptional development budget template for download
- Join Creative BC staff to learn about the Equity and Emerging Development Program and application process.Two session dates will be announced in early March. Subscribe for updates, or check back here for updated informationEveryone is welcome to attend the information session date/time that works for them, though keep in mind we will provide more targeted information according to the application streams as noted below.
INFORMATION SESSIONS have now passedMarch 17 6:00PM - 7:00PM PSTInfo Session #1 Targeted for potential emerging applicantsMarch 19 2:00PM - 3:00PM PSTInfo Session #2 Targeted for potential applicants from under-represented or equity seeking groups.