Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

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British Columbia 2020 JUNO Award Winners

Yesterday evening, the 2020 JUNO Awards took place in a new form, through an hour-and-a-half-long pre-recorded special, delivering a night of celebration for Canada's music industry and fans, featuring performances from Alessia Cara, iskwē,…

Feel in colour with Daniel Code and Graham Kew

Colour Study is a meditative and evocative experimental short film that will entrance you. Writers Charles Demers, Chelene Knight and Shazia Hafiz Ramji take us on a dreamy journey through ROYGBIV, while organizing objects and locations by their…

Ian Cromwell of Locals Lounge on getting ahead with community support

Behind every song, there is a musician. Behind every musician, there is a story. Locals Lounge is known for its monthly intimate sessions at the landmark Railway Stage & Beer Cafe. Host and curator, Ian Cromwell sits down with some of Vancouver's…

50 British Columbia Artists Nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards

The Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA), created by the music industry associations of B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory, presents the awards to promote and celebrate western Canadian music,…

Missy D Teaches us Vulnerability

Harmonizing her Rwandan, Ivorian, and Zimbabwean heritage with a confident—and bilingual—voice, Missy D is a tour-de-force ‘femcee’ in the Canadian Hip Hop/Rap and Soul scene.  Missy D released her debut album When Music Hits You…

Emergence 2020, Mentorship Workshop Series for Young Women & Female-identified Musicians & Singers

Emergence is a series of free interactive mentoring sessions with powerful women performers from a wide range of genres, styles, and cultures running from June 27th to November 28th. The series was created for young women and female-identified…

Terell Safadi and his experience as a Black musician in Canada

Terell Safadi's impactful lyrics in 'Black History' are markedly resonant and powerful with a call to action to listen and a call for equality. 'Black History' holds powerful and poetic messaging to carry you through the visual narrative of…

Award-winning B.C. artist Joey Stylez performs on Facebook Live this Saturday, June 20th

Join Joey Stylez, one of Canada's top 25 rappers of all time voted by CBC on Facebook Live, June 20th at 3:30PM. Joey Stylez will perform alongside his band, with a special guest appearance from Carsen Gray and the performance of his soon to…

Mini Incite: A Celebration of Indigenous Voices with the BC and Yukon Book Prize Finalists

For a stirring final event of the mini-Incite season, the Vancouver Writers Fest partners with the BC and Yukon Book Prizes to celebrate some of British Columbia’s incredible Indigenous talent, all nominees for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes.…

Haida Gwaii's award-winning singer Carsen Gray counts blessings in her latest single 'Sah 'Laana'

Hailing from Haida Gwaii, B.C., Carsen Gray is a Haida Indigenous and mixed descent award-winning singer/songwriter. Earlier this year Carsen released the official music video for her latest single 'Sah ‘Laana'. The lyrics, supported by…
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Thunderbird Entertainment wins prestigious Peabody award for 'Molly of Denali' series

Thunderbird Entertainment Group announced that their animated series 'Molly of Denali' was a Peabody award winner this year in the children's and youth category. Molly of Denali follows the resourceful Molly Mabray, who has cultural heritage…

'Who Am I', directed by Adhel Arop

‘Who Am I’ tells the story of Adhel Arop’s quest for identity as she reconciles with her mother’s past as a child soldier in South Sudan.   Adhel Arop is a two-time award-winning documentary filmmaker residing in Vancouver,…