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!


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 […]

An Interview with Victoria Weller for the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission

A film commissioner does many things, but at the core of it they promote a region by showing the film industry how it can incorporate different areas into its production. If a film or television show then decides to shoot there, the film commissioner works with the production company to ensure everything runs as smoothly […]

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 […]

An Interview with Tom Dobrzanski

For Tom Dobrzanski, music started out as a hobby to help him relax. Then, somehow he found himself launching a recording studio in his parents’ basement while studying business at UBC. “At the time, home recording was just becoming possible. We were right at the cusp of disruption when it came to musicians recording their […]

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; […]

An Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

  Ché Aimee Dorval’s relationship with music has always been a bit tumultuous. For years, she struggled with how she could approach music in an authentic way, while still making a living doing what she loved. She left Vancouver because she didn’t feel like there were enough opportunities for her here as a musician, yet […]