Creative Economy

The creative and cultural sector is an important and growing part of British Columbia’s economy.

It drives productivity, contributes to entrepreneurship, and encourages the emergence of new ideas and technologies across all industries.

It is also a key factor in attracting workers, visitors and corporate investment by creating healthy and vibrant communities.

The United Nations has identified the creative economy is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the world.

B.C. has a strong creative advantage, as evidenced by the highly successful film, television and digital media industry and B.C.’s high concentration of artists, creative workers and micro businesses.

Taking advantage of this growth opportunity will help B.C. attract new investment and create jobs for British Columbians.

Arts and culture are at the heart of the creative economy.

To help grow this thriving sector, the provincial government has developed a Creative Economy Strategy.

What's New

B.C. artists and arts organizations pursuing international promotion or networking opportunities are invited to submit grant proposals for International Presence funding. Read more.

Read news release.

Read Call for Grant Proposals.

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