Meet the BC Creates Associations Serving the Creative Industries

Start 2021 with support and community, meet the six member-based industry associations serving book publishing, interactive and digital media, magazine publishing, motion picture and music and sound recording. These associations work to serve their membership bases to help grow and champion the creative industry sector.

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The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a provincial association of BC owned and controlled book publishing companies. The ABPBC works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book industry in British Columbia.

The ABPBC supports the aspirations and activities of its membership through cultural, economic, and political initiatives and engages book-related communities in British Columbia, Canada, and beyond.


DigiBC - The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of BC

The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia is a member-supported, non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We were incorporated in 2010 and have previous history under the two banners of the Wireless Information Network (WIN) and New Media BC. We represent the creative tech sector which is made up of the video games and interactive, visual effects, animation, and VR/AR industries.




The Magazine Association of BC is a member-run organization. We unite a diverse network of member magazines and professionals, and develop strategic partnerships, projects and programs that strengthen our industry.

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Established in 2002, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA) is a member-based non-profit organization dedicated to a strong future for BC’s motion picture production sector.

Together, MPPIA’s diverse membership represents the ‘voice and vision’ of the motion picture production industry in British Columbia. MPPIA’s vision is to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture industry in BC.

MPPIA members work together to inform, educate, develop and market new initiatives that ensure BC’s motion picture industry flourishes as part of British Columbia’s vibrant, environmentally conscious, knowledge-based economy.


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The BC Producers Branch (CMPA-BC) is a provincial chapter of the CMPA, working on behalf of British Columbia production companies.
The branch has four key operational priorities: government relations, industrial relations, export and industry development. CMPA-BC has its own eight-member branch council and operating by-laws, which adhere to the regulations and direction of the CMPA national organization.



Music BC Industry Association | Music Programs, Funding & Resources

Music BC Industry Association is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry, including artists from all genres, industry professionals, service providers, studios, promoters, venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers and educational institutions. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry locally, domestically and internationally, through active advocacy for funding, policy, red tape reduction, tax credits and creator’s rights. The organization also advocates at international trade missions to promote business and creative opportunities.

Discover BC’s Magazines #SubscribeBC

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 culture of Pacific Northwest lifestyle and culture. Discover and revisit some of our favourite magazines:



Published quarterly by COABC, BC Organic Grower covers B.C.’s organic growing culture.

Image: BC Organic Grower Fall 2020 Issue



For over forty years, The Capilano Review has supported and been sustained by a vibrant community of readers, writers, and artists interested in experimentation in writing and art.



Equal parts inspiration and perspiration set the stage for Explore, Canada’s number-one publication for outdoor adventurers since 1981.



EVENT publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and literary reviews.

EVENT 49-2 Poetry and Prose



FOLKLIFE is a semi-annual print publication inspired by lives of wild intention, living on rocks in the ocean.


Magazine | Folklife – SALT Shop




Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words.





Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment in compelling narratives that highlight coastal life and phenomena.

biologist J. D. F. Gilchrist on the deck of the SS Pieter Faure

Image: Scientists Surveyed the Sea off South Africa—1890s Style by Jock Currie




Loose Lips is a Vancouver-based feminist publication covering local arts, culture, women’s health and current events.



The Tyee is an independent, online news magazine from B.C. founded in 2003 devoted to fact-driven stories, reporting and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation.

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MONTECRISTO collaborates with some of the finest writers, illustrators, and photographers working in Vancouver to create an engaging, eclectic editorial mix, including fashion, culture, food, wine, travel, books, art, beauty, business, architecture, design, and more. The magazine also puts a particular emphasis on philanthropy and local history, as well as artisans and craftspeople in Vancouver and abroad.



NUVO magazine is Canada’s authority on all things exceptional—a combination of style and purpose, featuring and profiling people, places, and possessions.




PRM connects geographically disparate readers across the Pacific Rim through stories of community, travel, food, and technology that honour both our cultural diversity and shared experiences.

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PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia that connects readers with the literary community through author interviews, book reviews, news about Canadian writing and publishing events.



Ricepaper Magazine is a Vancouver-based Canadian magazine that has showcased Asian Canadian literature, culture, and the arts since 1994.

Illustration by Arty Guava




Room is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, and has published fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews for forty years.



SAD MAG is an independent magazine dedicated to covering Vancouver’s independent arts and culture from the perspective of local, emerging writers and artists.

SAD Issue 30: Death Cover



Vancouver magazine is the indispensable playbook to Canada’s most exciting city. For over 50 years, this city’s influencers have turned to our iconic brand for insightful, informative coverage of the issues, the people, the places and the events that shape Vancouver.

Vancouver Magazine



As Canada’s largest regional magazine, Western Living invites readers to stretch their imaginations about living in the West: Western Living shares what intrigues, surprises and thrills us about people, places, homes, gardens, food and adventure from Winnipeg to Victoria and everywhere in-between.

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