British Columbia is celebrating four BC’s industries that unite to form BC’s vibrant creative economy: film + tv; digital entertainment; music + sound recording; and book and magazine publishing.
This economy is thriving with increased activity locally and expanded presence internationally. From February 27 to March 4, 2017, these four industries join government and industry stakeholders to celebrate the official Creative Industries Week. Kicking off with a launch reception and events at the BC Legislature, the week’s agenda will include activities that the public may join for – from the Career Expo to Digital day, and a VIFF screening to participating events at The Vancouver Writers’ Fest.
BC’s dynamic creative sector is a key contributor to our diverse and growing economy. Annual BC revenues for film, television and digital media alone combined is $3 billion. The creative industries support 65,000 full-time skilled jobs plus thousands of part-time and contract workers.
Creative Industries Week aims to:
- increase awareness and understanding across BC of the creative industries, their growing contributions to BC’s economy and the exciting career opportunities available in this sector;
- unite the creative industries in the co-creation of an inter-industry showcase that offers networking and engagement for all who participate;
- provide the Province of BC and the public with direct opportunity for engagement and connection with the creative industries at a time of unprecedented opportunity and innovation.
We hope you’ll join us at one of our events! Check out the Calendar of Activities