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Report: Levelling Up: Growth Strategy for BC’s Creative Technology Talent Pipeline
Since the first video game company was established in British Columbia in the late 1980s, the province’s creative technology sector has grown into a globally recognized hub, providing over 16,000 jobs across video games, animation, visual effects (VFX) and extended...
Historic investment promotes stability, jobs for B.C.’s creative sector
The Province is providing a historic contribution of $42 million to support people and businesses working in motion picture, music, publishing and interactive digital media industries in British Columbia.
CANCONDEF Industry Survey
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) wants to hear from you! You’re invited to participate in our newly launched national survey to gather the Canadian audiovisual sector’s views on how the current definition of Canadian content should evolve following the passage of Bill...
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 B.C. arts and culture sector.
Applications in Process
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:
- North Coast
- Vancouver Island and Coast (including the Capital Regional District / City of Victoria)
- Sign up for grant coaching session by choosing a coach below. Follow to their Calendly to select a time.
- Read the guidelines, FAQs, application checklist and evaluation matrix.
- Direct any questions about eligibility, guidelines and evaluation process to the program team at Creative BC first, before meeting with your grant coach.
- 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.
- You are limited to ONE grant coaching session. Please do not sign up for multiple sessions with multiple coaches.
- 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
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.
Book a session with Paisley HERE.
Walter Quan (Victoria based)
Walter Quan was a Program Officer at the BC Arts Council for nearly 30 years. He 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.
Book a session with Walter HERE.
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