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A partnership between Creative BC and the BC Arts Council, The Interactive Fund supports the creation of high quality, original interactive digital media projects that support diversity in artistic expression, demonstrate clear connections between art and technology, and provide opportunities for access, dissemination, and engagement with audiences and within the BC arts and culture sector.  

Open for applications

Interactive Fund 2021/2022 Guidelines available now.

Applications Forms available: April 7, 2022 at 12:00PM PT 

Deadline to apply: May 26, 2022 at 11:59PM PT 

For all inquiries
Email: jsteele (at) creativebc.com
Main line: +1 604 730 2230

Info Session #2

Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 1:00PM PT

Register here

Watch the recording from the May 3rd, 2022 info session here

Grant Coaching

NEW FOR FY2021/22: One-hour free grant coaching sessions are available for potential applicants from equity seeking groups and under-represented regions of British Columbia! Grant coaches can provide direct feedback on your application materials for the Interactive Fund, hopefully increasing your potential for success. Grant coaches are independent contractors with sector based expertise in the areas of arts, culture and immersive and digital media, and often are previous recipients of funding themselves. Grant coaches are not involved in reviewing the eligibility or evaluation of any applications received to the program, and can therefore act as a neutral third party for constructive feedback.  

More Information

Artists and companies from the following equity seeking groups are encouraged to take book a time: 

  • Indigenous peoples 
  • Black people 
  • People of Colour 
  • Deaf and Disability community, including those who live with chronic illness or are neurodiverse 
  • LGBTQ2S+ and gender diverse 

As well, if you are located outside of Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland, you are encouraged to book a time. This includes people located in the following regions: 

  • Cariboo 
  • Kootenay 
  • Nechako 
  • North Coast 
  • Northeast 
  • Thompson/Okanagan 
  • Vancouver Island and Coast (including the Capital Regional District / City of Victoria) 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Sign up for grant coaching session by choosing a coach below. Follow to their Calendly to select a time.
  2. Read the guidelines, FAQs, application checklist and evaluation matrix.
  3. Direct any questions about eligibility, guidelines and evaluation process to the program team at Creative BC first, before meeting with your grant coach.
  4. Start writing your application before your appointment and come with specific questions. For additional benefit, share your draft application materials with your grant coach, ideally at least 2 days in advance of your appointment, to receive feedback on any draft writing.
  5. You are limited to ONE grant coaching session. Please do not sign up for multiple sessions with multiple coaches.
  6. For ease of communication, all documents you share should be in English, and the sessions will be conducted in English

MEET OUR INTERACTIVE FUND GRANT COACHES  

Walter Quan (Victoria based)
Walter Quan was a Program Officer at the BC Arts Council for nearly 30 yearsHe administered funding programs for individuals and organizations and has read thousands of funding applications.   He built a national reputation for being available and approachable for all things grants.   Born in Vancouver (3.5th generation Chinese Canadian/5th generation Chinese American), he attended UBC in Commerce and Music, majoring in MUSSOC, the UBC Musical Theatre Society.   His current practice centers around knitting and making sushi candles. 

Click here to book a grant coaching session with Walter 

Brett Gaylor (Victoria based, past Interactive Fund recipient)
Imposter Media is the documentary studio of Brett Gaylor. His 2021 releases are Fortune!, an AR documentary released at the Sundance Film Festival, and Discriminator, a webby-honored interactive film exhibited at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and the Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá. His 2020 documentary The Internet of Everything broadcast in more than 25 countries and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. His interactive series Do Not Track is the recipient of the International Documentary Association award for best nonfiction series, the 2016 Peabody Award, and the Prix Gemaux for Best Interactive Series. His short OK Google animated a year of his son Rowan’s accidental voice searches and received the 2019 Webby Award. His 2009 feature Rip! A Remix Manifesto was the recipient of audience choice prizes at festivals from Amsterdam to South Africa, broadcast in 20 countries, and seen by millions of people worldwide on Netflix, Hulu and The Pirate Bay. 

Social/Website: www.impostermedia.com

Click here to book a grant coaching session with Brett

Paisley Smith
Paisley Smith is a Canadian filmmaker & virtual reality creator. She is the creator of social impact focused XR, including Unceded Territories with artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and Homestay, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Homestay is the recipient of ‘Best XR’ for Change at the Games for Change Festival 2019. Paisley leads the Unity for Humanity Program at Unity Technologies, with a special focus on the impact community.  She lives and works on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations.

Social/Website: Instagram: @studiopaisley | Twitter: @paisleyasmine

Click here to book a grant coaching session with Pasiley 

Downloads + Forms

Interactive Fund 2021/2022 Application Form
Interactive Fund 2021/2022 Guidelines
Interactive Fund Evaluation Matrix
Interactive Fund Application Checklist
Interactive Fund Schedule Template
Interactive Fund Budget Template
Interactive Fund FAQ's