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!

Vancouver Island Film Studios Set To Open In Early 2018!

The Vancouver Island North Film Commission announced yesterday exciting news for the Vancouver Island film community and the BC motion picture industry at large. A new film studio, the Vancouver Island Film Studios, is currently in its final stages of construction and is set to be completed by early 2018. This latest facility to be […]


A Wildly Civilized Weekend. Producers of the Squamish Valley Music Festival are launching a new festival experience in Vancouver, British Columbia. SKOOKUM is about the music that moves us, the food that delights us and the art that inspires us. Launching September 7th – 9th, 2018, Stanley Park will soon be the site for a […]

Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs is a triple-threat singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who is recognized in Canada for his diverse musical talents. Playing the acoustic guitar and singing, Scott entertains with an extremely wide range of original and cover songs, and can be regularly found headlining performances all over his hometown of Vancouver, and throughout Vancouver Island. Scott […]

Fall Music Update – Check Out These October Album Release!

Creative BC is proud to support the recent album releases of the following participants of BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program: Year Of The Wolf – Thursday, October 5, 2017 Jim Byrnes – Friday, October 6, 2017 Cassandra Maze – Friday, October 6, 2017 Wolf Parade – Friday, October 6, 2017 Loose Tizzy – Wednesday, […]

Update your music playlist with these September album releases!

Creative BC is proud to support the recent album releases of the following participants of BC Music Fund’s Sound Recording Program: Paolo Brian – Friday, September 1, 2017 Tavish Crowe – Friday, September 1, 2017 Jeremy Grey – Friday, September 1, 2017 Saphira Elektra – Wednesday, September 6, 2017 The Belle Game – Friday, September […]

Magazine West Conference

The Magazines West professional development conference Oct 26th and 27th is uniting publishers, editors, writers, designers, salespeople, printers and developers who work for magazine titles that range from literary and lifestyle, to business and news, and are in both online and in print formats. While offering an opportunity to network as well as Q &A […]

Tradewind Books

Carol Frank and Michael Katz, the husband and wife duo, started Tradewind Books in 1996 in London, England, where Michael was working as a school teacher. After moving to Canada the pair began publishing Canadian works, and for over 20 years along with their support of their team, have published some of Vancouver’s most notable […]

Finger Food Studios – Helping you Drive Innovation

Finger Food is an award-winning technology company that helps businesses drive innovation and growth with solutions that utilize holographic computing, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Founded in 2009 by CTO Trent Shumay and led by CEO Ryan Peterson as a video game company, Finger Food pivoted in 2016 to embrace holographic technology, becoming […]

The 30th Annual Vancouver Writers Fest Explores the Power of Storytelling!

This year The Vancouver Writers Fest celebrates a remarkable 30-year history and Creative BC staff members have been present and in full support of the festivities! Inaugurated in 1988 and now a staple event in the literary community, The Vancouver Writers Fest brings local and international readers and writers together to reimagine the world we live […]

Imajin Books

An innovative publisher of quality fiction and select non-fiction e-books and trade paperbacks, Imajin Books is a go-to publisher for international authors. Imajin Books’ popularity as an established independent electronic and print publisher, stems from its ability to offer solutions to authors looking to publish works and who want to explore options outside the realm […]