Minister Joly announces her intention to lead Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China


Minister Joly announces her intention to lead Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China in April 2018

Cultural exchange has always been an important aspect of diplomacy, deepening mutual understanding and facilitating collaboration. With China’s vibrant cultural scene growing rapidly, the Government of Canada is committed to helping Canada’s creative industries expand their already significant presence in the Chinese market.

This mission will support Canadian creators and businesses in the creative industries who are looking to further new partnerships and build business-to-business relationships in China and strengthen the cultural and economic relationships between the two countries. With this creative industries trade mission, the Government will seek to establish greater commercial ties and opportunities for Canadian companies in the creative industries that wish to export and engage with the Chinese market in the following four sectors:

  • film and audiovisual;
  • video games and virtual reality/augmented reality;
  • digital content for public creative spaces and museums;
  • performing arts.

This announcement was made as part of Creative Canada, the Government of Canada’s vision for the future of Canadian creative industries. She also announced the release of A Snapshot of China’s Creative Industries, a market study commissioned by the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada. The market study highlights the tremendous opportunities for Canadian artistic and cultural content in China. The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian creative industries are an important driver of our economy. Opening new markets for creators and creative entrepreneurs will contribute to inclusive growth, create jobs and strengthen the middle class and those working hard to join it.

The next CINARS Biennale will take place from the 12th through the 17th of November 2018. On that occasion, we will celebrate the 18th edition of this not-to-be-missed event, as well as CINARS’s 35th anniversary!

Here are the key dates for the CINARS Biennale 2018:

  • NOVEMBER 2017: Opening of the official program registration;
  • MAY 2018: Opening of the registration for the delegates (presenters, exhibitors, observers) and for the OFF-CINARS

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