What is the Creative Industries Council?

Together we are writing a new chapter, promoting cooperation and connectivity between The City, First Nations, community organizations, local residents and business.

The Creative Industries Council (CIC), is a not-for-profit society made up of a number of community organizations, whose aim is to incubate and accelerate the growth of a cluster of creative industries in our community. The cluster would be a complementary group of businesses ranging from advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, research and development, software, toys and games to TV, radio, digital and graphic design, animation, stereoscopic 3D and interactive games.

A community organization with:

  • Strong Vision & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Relationships
  • A Collaborative Spirit
  • Promoting First Nations Culture and Youth Opportunities
  • Building Infrastructure for Business Development, Incubation and Innovation
  • Producing World-Class Storytelling through Tangible Products
  • Providing a Substantial Framework for Creative Industries Education


The creative industries supports a range of economic activities, which are concerned with the generation of knowledge and information. The creative industries have been seen to become increasingly important to economic well-being, proponents suggesting that “human creativity is the ultimate economic resource,” (Florida 2002, p. xiii) and that “the industries of the twenty-first century will depend increasingly on the generation of knowledge through creativity and innovation.”

The CIC is collaborating with various organizations and institutions to provide a substantial framework for education, mentorship and training to launch or transition into new media and careers in related industries. Our purpose is to address and meet the economic needs of the residents of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast by incubating and accelerating the growth of a creative cluster as an economic driver to meet the needs of this rapidly changing global society.

Who we are

President – Leah Tremain (Tremain Media)
Vice President – Matt Gionet (Earworm Sound)
Secretary –

Jeremy Latham (Latham Communications)
Jordan Ell (Riipen)
Heidi Cuff (Tidemark Theater)

Ex-officio Director:
Andrew Adams (Mayor City of Campbell River)