Creative BC and CBC have announced a new joint $300K fund which aims to support the production of digital content from emerging creators. The two organizations will each contribute $150,000 to the CBC + Creative BC Digital Production Fund.
Content creators will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects to a national audience on the public broadcaster’s extensive digital platforms, including the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch.
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must live in British Columbia and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and be an eligible BC company, and projects must have a minimum budget of $15,000 up to a maximum of $50,000.
Funding is limited to genres that qualify for British Columbia’s domestic motion picture tax credits.
A core objective of the program is to fund diverse talent, and preference will be given to female, Indigenous and visible minority creators as well as creators with a disability, bringing their unique voices and relevant content forward. The fund aims for at least 50% of successful projects to be driven by female creators.
Application submissions will open on July 3 and remain open until all funding has been allocated or until December 1, 2018.