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!


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 […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA HISTORICAL FEDERATION

Since 1922, the British Columbia Historical Federation, previously the British Columbia Historical Association, has operated in the non-profit space as the leading umbrella organization for historical societies in British Columbia.  By promoting the preservation of historical sites and places of historical interest, the British Columbia Historical Federation’s underlying objective is to spark public interest and encourage […]

POWELL RIVER LIVING MAGAZINE

Isabelle Southcott’s publication, Powell River Living Magazine, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, marking over a decade of serving the local Powell River community.  Nestled on the upper Sunshine Coast, Powell River Living Magazine is a locally owned and independent, leisure and lifestyle publication that reflects the lives and needs of local residents. Southcott, a seasoned journalist who […]

Caitlin Press – Where urban meets rural!

Established in 1977 and celebrating 40 years of publishing bold works by women, Caitlin Press, has made a name for itself in the publishing industry as the trade publisher of the Central Interior of British Columbia. Caitlin Press is known for continuously collaborating with other creative industries in B.C. and publishing culturally significant books that […]

New Society Publishers – Book to Build a New Society!

For over 30 years, New Society Publishers has been inspiring the world with its cutting edge contribution to the industry by publishing books that promote an ecologically sustainable and just society. By publishing books that offer sound environmental solutions, New Society Publishers is proud to hold the highest environmental and social standards of any publisher […]

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She’s Calling the Shots

2xMore and BC Creates host a panel discussion with top executives from DHX Media, Rainmaker Entertainment as well as “2X More” program participant Heather Hawthorn-Doyle. On Thursday, March 2, join Women in View and BC Creates as they host “She’s Calling the Shots: Advancing Women Directors in Animation and Live Scripted.” The panel discussion taking […]