CBC launches Creative Relief Fund
CBC has begun a new initiative called the “CBC Creative Relief Fund” intended to provide financial support to Canadian content creators. Eligible developers and producers can apply until April 24 at <http://www.cbc.ca/creativerelief>. The broadcaster will provide $2 million in funding for programming including scripted comedies and dramas, unscripted entertainment, children’s and young adult programming, podcasts, play adaptations and short documentaries.
“In this time of challenge and change, we are working as quickly as we can to provide much-needed support to Canadian creators with this initiative that will immediately open up new funding across a range of storytelling,” said Barbara Williams, executive vice-president of CBC. “As we all look for programming to inspire, entertain and connect us during this period of physical distancing, we want to recognize the incredibly important role our artistic and creative communities serve and provide them with urgent funding to innovate and tell their stories in entirely new ways.”