Meet BC’s Creative Industries

BC’s content creators and creative entrepreneurs possess inspiration, tenacity, and a capability that attracts international recognition. They have made significant global impacts and importantly, they continue to experiment across the creative industries that #BCCreates champions:

  1. Motion Picture, including animation and VFX
  2. Music & Sound Recording
  3. Book & Magazine Publishing
  4. Interactive & Digital Media

As we sustain and grow this exciting and distinctive economy, we celebrate the passionate individuals, meaningful careers and exciting new ventures within it. Have a story to share? Please do!


Profile of Loretta Todd: Director of Monkey Beach

Tell us about your project. Monkey Beach is a feature film based on the iconic novel written by Eden Robinson. The book is in its 25th printing and is required reading in the Grade 12 curriculum in BC – and has been published in over 7 countries – including the US, Germany, France and the […]

An Interview With Tarun Nayar for Delhi 2 Dublin

For Tarun Nayar, one of the most surprising aspects of his journey with Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) was that it was never intended to be a band.“It was supposed to be a one-night collaboration at a club – we had no expectations going in, we just wanted to go out and have fun.” Tarun grew […]

An Interview With AnnMarie MacKinnon for Geist Magazine

Annmarie Mckinnon has been a long time reader of Geist magazine, a BC-based literary magazine publishing since the ‘90’s. She even studied it during her degree in publishing and communications, so, when a job opened up at the well respected magazine, she jumped at the chance. “When I was growing up, literature in Canada definitely […]

An Interview With Carly McKillip for One More Girl

Growing up with parents in the music industry, Carly McKillip has been exposed to the business her whole life. She recorded her first album as an independent artist when she was only 18. Since then, she’s been on a decade-long journey, working with some of the biggest record labels out there, only to find her […]

2018 BC Book Festival Calendar

We have complied a list of all of the incredible book festivals in BC! Take some time out of your summer and stretch your literary lens with a festival journey of a different kind.   Elephant Mountain Library Festival: July 12-15 | Nelson Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival: July 19-22 | Denman Island Spoke Literary […]

BC Music Festival Calendar: Summer 2018

It’s that time of the year again where the weather is beautiful and the music is plenty. With genres ranging from Alternative, Pop, to Hip-Hop, Country and everything in between, we have compiled a list of some of the best music festivals BC has to offer. With festivals spanning across the province there is something for […]

TD International Jazz Festival: Local Highlights

he event runs from June 22 to July 1 and highlights some wonderful British Columbia artists. Acts varying from jazz, blues, world, creative and everything in between. We would like to highlight some of Creative BC’s funding recipients who will be performing across the city at this years event. David Ward – June 23  Khari Wendell […]

Company Profile: Linetest Collective

A small team with a big impact, Linetest Collective works to bring together artists and industry professionals to create something truely unique. Having grown from the early methods of animation Linetest Collective still prides itself on their values and quality of work. They are true storytellers that take time to present to their clients beautifully, […]

Congratulations to the 41st Annual Magazine Award Nominees!

  The 41st Annual Magazine awards are taking place this June at the Arcadia Court in Toronto. We complied a list of all the BC nominees – check them out!   Best Magazine: Lifestyle Explore-Vancouver Published by: My Passion Media Brad Liski, publisher David Webb, editor Edwin Pabellon Art Direction Grand Prix Issue 23: Cheese […]

An Interview with Steve Smith from Aircover Inflatables

Safety was a big motivator for Steve Smith and his partners when they started Aircover Inflatables, an alternative to the traditional green screens used in the film industry. Their previous experience as key grips had them putting up substantial screens for visual effects, with no way of controlling the elements. “It was actually quite dangerous; […]