THE SECTOR BY THE SECTOR
Vancouver Island has a deep pool of creative talent, much of which is undervalued and underserved. At Creative Coast, our mission is to connect the talent, resources, expertise, and funding in one central place to best serve and benefit everyone involved, and maximize the Island’s untapped potential.
In today’s rapidly changing world, human creativity is an infinite resource with unlimited possibilities, and the creative sector is fast becoming a top economic driver. A thriving creative economy requires a focused team of industry leaders, joining forces to provide structure and support to the sector. From artists to entrepreneurs, remote communities to urban arts organizations, government, funders, and philanthropists, our goal is to unite and empower our sector, and build a resilient, inspiring future for Vancouver Island.
SEE THE DATA
The 2021 Nordicity study unveiled the economic power of Vancouver Island's arts and culture sector, surpassing the Victoria Cruiseship economy and the Vanc. Island Dairy Industry with a staggering $900 million impact. Notably, generating 35% more jobs than forestry, it underscores its significant role in employment, while shedding light on its profound influence on tourism, well-being, and community, paving the way for an inclusive Creative Economy.
A THRIVING CREATIVE ECONOMY NEEDS THE RIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE + SUPPORTS IN THE RIGHT PLACE
Creative Coast offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to Arts & Culture Organizations, Artists, Municipalities/Government, and Tourism sectors, providing strategic guidance, creative solutions, and tailored support to help each client thrive in their respective fields.