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The International Industry Initiatives program ensures that British Columbias creative industries have a presence at major international festivals and markets. The fund invests in missions, marketing and brand promotion including Canadian festival pavilions around the globe.

Creative BC acknowledges the unprecedented challenges applicants may be facing due to the global impact of COVID-19. We are committed to working with industry on solutions that will allow applicants to execute their initiatives and events, or a version thereof.

Program closed

Recipients announced

Check back for program information in Spring – Summer 2022.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be:

  • A Canadian based not-for-profit organization, government agency or creative industries association;
  • Governed by a Board of Directors (where applicable);
  • Engaged in the production of programs and initiatives consistent with Creative BC objective of developing the province creative industries; and
  • An organization whose principals, directors and officers are in good standing with Creative BC.
  • Eligible international initiatives and events include, but are not limited to, networking sessions, panels, B2B matchmaking and export readiness training. Virtual initiatives and events that run either as a lead up to, in partnership with, or companion to an approved international festival, conference or market may also apply.

    To determine eligibility, Creative BC will review the Application, Project Proposal, Budget and Financing Plan. Decisions will be partially based on an assessment of the applicants’ ability to realize the budget submitted.

    Check back for program information Autumn 2021.

    Check back for program information Autumn 2021.

    For all inquiries
    Email: programs (at) creativebc.com
    Main line: +1 604 736 7997

    Contact Creative BC staff directly