On January 23, the federal government announced $1.2 million in funding to Creative BC to build the capacity of British Columbia’s creative industries.
The announcement was made by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
With this funding, Creative BC will deliver a comprehensive and targeted trade and investment strategy, supporting export marketing initiatives. The strategy will increase the penetration of BC’s creative industries into domestic and international markets, improve awareness of BC’s investment opportunities and production capabilities, and increase the global significance and relevance of industry-related trade events.
Creative BC is an independent agency responsible for promoting the development of the creative industries in British Columbia, encompassing film, television, digital media, music, book and magazine publishing. The agency provides a single point of access for industry programming, production support services, tax credit administration, international marketing and policy development. To learn more about Creative BC, visit creativebc.com.