You’ve heard Premier Christy Clark tout the “shared economy.” But how about the “creative economy?”
With a choir in the backdrop at a news conference in Vancouver, Community Minister Peter Fassbender announced $1.5 million over three years towards more shared creative spaces on Thursday.
“It basically means an investment where we can see the kinds of things that the PuSh Festival is doing where we bring together the talent in the province and share that with each other – collaboration.”
But NDP critic Nicholas Simons says it’s a small step towards restoring funding cuts.
“Many in the arts and culture community know that it isn’t going to come close to restoring the funding that existed before this government took over.”
The province is also investing $300,000 in artsVest, a training program to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture.