Two equity programs designed to catalyze below-the-line access, plus something for everyone
Taking action with Sector Labour Market Support
Following on insights of a recent Labour Market study (2019) undertaken by B.C.’s motion picture industry, the Creative Pathways initiative has been funded to focus on actions that will increase the participation of people from underrepresented communities in the below-the-line workforce.
In addition to the website, which intends to give greater visibility to careers in the industry, two specific equity programs have been designed to support career pathways for Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, those who are LGBTQ2AI+, People Living with Disabilities and Women.
about Meet 10
A third option for everyone: Greet 10x
Recognizing that there is so much information and knowledge to be transferred from B.C.’s motion picture industry insiders and experts to next generation and interested industry talent, open online learning events for exponentially larger groups are being designed and delivered by members of industry.
Industry Call to Action!
Your motion picture organization can become part of the change.
Below-the-line employers with established equity programs are invited to contact Creative Pathways to discuss launching Setwork and/or Meet 10 Opportunities.
Companies, organizations and associations able to offer training, orientation and insight sessions to large audiences of interested career-seekers in motion picture can discuss how to submit and promote the event to Creative Pathways visitors.
Here are some new and long-standing local to national organizations championing greater diversity in storytelling. They’re resources worth consulting:
Black Screen Office
Creating Pathways for Black Creatives
Women in View Building a More Vibrant, Innovative and Equitable Media Landscape
Racial Equity Media Collective Equity for screen-based creators
Indigenous Screen Office Supporting Indigenous sovereignty through storytelling on screen
Women in Animation Vancouver Animation Career EXCELerator
IATSE Local 891 Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vancouver Asian Film Festival Celebrating Diversity in Film
BIPOC Film and TV Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in TV and film
Capilano University Indigenous Digital Filmmaking program