Concert lovers, festival goers and music enthusiasts will be able to enjoy more music while artists hone their skills and music developers create new projects, thanks to the Province’s one-year $7.5-million renewal of Amplify BC.
“B.C. is home to so many creative artists who inspire us all with their talent,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “With Amplify BC, we are helping musicians to be able to follow their passions while supporting an industry to continue to thrive and showcasing all that B.C.’s music scene has to offer.”
Through Amplify BC, the Province is investing in B.C. artists’ career development, live music events, support for B.C.’s music companies and development of the music industry. The fund also attracts visitors to and helps grow B.C. tourism, while supporting related creative industries and small business development.
The Province established the $7.5-million fund in 2018 after extensive consultations with the music industry. To date, the program has helped 33 B.C. music companies expand and diversify their activities, 190 B.C. artists with career development projects, 77 live music event, festival and concert presenters expand performances throughout the province, and 37 industry building events and initiatives.
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