Meet the creators championing British Columbia’s Creative Industries

Meet B.C.’s Book Publishing Industry

The nucleus of the province's publishing industry is comprised of 26 member publishers of the ABPBC. These publishers make corporate financial investments into the cultural output they produce and share profit from that creative content from…

#ReadLocalBC Weekly Bestsellers List

Books have always been an integral part of British Columbia's creative industries and within our everyday lives. Read Local BC, launched and run by the Association of Book Publishers of BC, aims to showcase the vibrant community of authors,…

Discover B.C.’s Magazines #SubscribeBC #BCReadsMagazines

British Columbia is home to over 300 magazines, representing a broad diversity of publications, ranging from small to large, literary to lifestyle, leisure to arts and culture, news, business, and special interest magazines featuring the unique…

B.C. Studios Nominated for the 2021 Canadian Game Awards

2020 was a tremendous year in the gaming space. While the industry adapted to the difficulties of developing games in quarantine, gaming communities around the world embraced indie gems and big-budget AAA titles with the same excitement. Here…

BC Creates recognizes International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Proclamation by the Province of British Columbia | Anti-Racism Resources   March 21, 2021 | International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination.…

Arsenal Pulp Press’ Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead wins CBC 2021 Canada Reads Competition

Indigiqueer author Joshua Whitehead's "Jonny Appleseed" has won CBC's Canada Reads Contest. The debut novel from Whitehead, an Oji-nehiyaw scholar from Peguis First Nation, follows a two-spirit Indigiqueer young man as he returns home to his…

B.C. Represents at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards

The 50th Annual JUNO Awards honouring the best and brightest in Canadian music have announced the 244 nominees. The 2021 JUNO Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC Music, CBC-TV, CBC Gem and CBC Radio…

10 Films by B.C. Filmmakers at the 16th Annual Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival

The 16th Annual Vancouver International Women's Film Festival from Women in Film and Television Vancouver returns online through #VIFFConnect from March 4 - 14. This year's virtual festival showcases an international lineup of short-and feature-length…

Genre-bending with IAMTHELIVING and Teon Gibbs of JNGL

Vancouver-based artists IAMTHELIVING and Teon Gibbs, have partnered together to form JNGL, a new project exploring genres and cultures. IAMTHELIVING provides a buttery, soulful croon over upbeat production while Gibbs injects laid-back, West…

Creating from Haida Gwaii with Carsen Gray

Hailing from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, B.C., Carsen Gray is a Haida Indigenous and mixed descent award-winning singer/songwriter and is no stranger to a life of art, music, and entertainment.   Photo by Liz Rosa   Carsen’s…

Healing through music with Christopher Steffler, Mercury Artists

For Christopher Steffler, empathy and advocacy are everything. Evident in his work, he has devoted his music career to breathing life and visibility into each of his projects and artists. Christopher is the owner and founder of Vancouver-based Mercury…

Arsenal Pulp Press Butter Honey Pig Bread and Jonny Appleseed finalists for CBC 2021 Canada Reads

2021 marks the 20th edition of CBC Canada Reads. Over four days, the five Canada Reads champions selected will bring their diverse perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Transport Us. Canada Reads 2021 takes place March 8-11 and will…