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Introducing BC Creates

by   on April 29, 2015

INTRODUCING BC CREATES

BC Creates, the story shaping British Columbia’s future:
  • BC Creates is a collaborative communications initiative established to celebrate and tell the story of British Columbia’s vibrant creative
  • The cumulative contribution of BC’s creative economy to the Province’s overall economic landscape is widely unknown – in 2015, our goal is to start changing that.
  • BC’s creative industries – across film & television, music, digital media and book & magazine publishing – generate at least $4 billion in annual GDP and support 85,000 skilled jobs in BC*, putting the province’s creative economy shoulder to shoulder with BC’s mining, agriculture and forestry sectors.
These are our day jobs:
  • BC’s creative industries are vital economic drivers powered by knowledge, talent, entrepreneurship, innovation & vision.
  • BC’s creative sectors are working together to demonstrate the breadth of investment, achievement, reach and potential – to better understand the present scope of what we’ve built, and the future potential of a strategically nurtured creative economy.
Now is the time:
  • Public and private sector stakeholders across the globe are recognizing and capitalizing on the economic clout and potential of their creative industries’ activity. A new narrative has emerged across the world economy and British Columbia has the chops to be a part of it. *Opportunity BC 2020: Creative Sector (PriceWaterhouse Coopers Report for the British Columbia Business Council)
Share our story:
  • Under the banner BC Creates, collaborators – from across film & television, digital media & technology, music, and magazine& book publishing, and the public and community sector partners we work with – are mobilizing communications that collectively demonstrate British Columbia’s proud history of creative excellence and our exciting future potential.
  • This is taking place across social media and traditional communication platforms as well as through trade and special events. Facebookwww.bccreates.com #bccreates @bcreates.
  • BC Creates is a showcase for the province’s creative industries: the economic benefits & jobs; innovation & achievement; education & industry futures; community partnerships; global reach; and little known facts that demystify the creative industries in BC – in short, a collective of the economic, cultural and social contributions at the heart of BC’s creative economy.
Industry Futures:
  • BC Creates is also an effort to galvanize the inspiration and the will to collaboratively look ahead, to: capitalize on our successes; make cross sector connections; align job skills development and education; and leverage our collective strengths. This is our opportunity to build a creative industries growth strategy in British Columbia that leads to an even more exciting and prosperous future for the British Columbia’s creative economy.
 

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