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Arts and Handicrafts Guide

Arts, crafts, and handcrafts retailers are individual artisans and establishments that sell unique artistic creations. These sellers often specialize in a particular medium, such as glass, wood, or stone. They may also make art that stems from their traditions and their local context, as First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit, and Metis artisans and craftspeople do. The arts and handicrafts industry is a significant part of the Canadian culture sector, accounting for over $2.2 billion in GDP in 2016. It’s also a direct industry, without many middlemen: 85% of the money made through craft sales goes directly to the artisan or craftsperson. Retailers often buy products directly from local artists, or create their own products.

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Filmmaking Guide

The filmmaking industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking. It involves both a creative as well as a business element, and activities including cinematography, film production, screenwriting, pre- and post-production, and distribution as well as acting. Vancouver is the third-largest film and TV production centre in North America; according to CreativeBC, the industry brought over $2.4 billion to the provincial economy in 2021, providing over 65,000 jobs. This guide focuses on information related to feature films, independent films, and TV production.

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Florist Shop and Nursery Guide

Floristry typically involves making floral arrangements for occasions in customers’ or recipients’ lives, as well as the selling of cut flowers, ornamental plants and potted plants grown elsewhere. The floral trade involves activities such as flower care, flower arranging, floral design, merchandising, and often flower delivery. Floristry is closely related to the nursery industry, which involves the growing of flowers and plants for ornamental or practical purposes. Many associations and trade shows recognize the strong links and complementary nature of these two industries, and their supply chains are tightly intertwined.

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Video Production Guide

Video production involves the capture of moving images on various forms of electronic media. A video production business often specializes in a certain area of production, such as television commercials, corporate videos, event videos, or educational videos.

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