Toronto, ON – CaribbeanTales Inc. launched the first cohort of the CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project (CTBISAP) on March 15th, 2022.
The BEA is supported by a $648,000 Government of Canada investment through the Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) Ecosystem Fund delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
This program will provide opportunities for Black Canadian filmmakers to access training and mentorship opportunities that will support their success as Black entrepreneurs in the Canadian media industry.
CTBISAP’s participants will be guided in various training modules led by the CaribbeanTales staff and seasoned mentors. The team will lend their expertise to the participants in development, producing and how to gain market access to distribute their projects.
CTMG founder and CEO, Frances-Anne Solomon said “CaribbeanTales’ mission is to create new programs to lift up and support Black Canadian filmmakers, helping them reach their full potential. Our Black Incubator & Studio Access project is one of those programs. Thank you, to the Canadian Government’s Black Entrepreneurship Program Ecosystem Fund for the timely support of these programs.”
“Through the Black Entrepreneurship Program Ecosystem Fund, CaribbeanTales will be able to provide critical support, services, and resources to Black Entrepreneurs and businesses in Toronto,” said the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “This important investment is another example of the Government of Canada’s commitment to diversity and inclusion while working to address systemic racism.”
“I’m thrilled that our Government is supporting CaribbeanTales, who provide critical opportunities and programs to support Black filmmakers and entrepreneurs. We know that Black creators are a critical part of Canada and Ontario’s success and investments like these support the growth of a critical sector,” said Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport.
Read more details about the first Cohort of CTBISAP participants https://www.creatorsofcolour.com/ctbisap-entrepreneurship-program/CARIBBEANTALES BLACK INCUBATOR & STUDIO ACCESS PROJECT LAUNCHES FIRST COHORT Click To Tweet
About CaribbeanTales Inc.
CaribbeanTales Inc, founded by award winning Filmmaker & Academy Director Member Frances-Anne Solomon fosters and encourages intercultural understanding and provides support to the creation of films that reflect the diversity and creativity of Canadian heritage and cultures. The vision of CaribbeanTales is to create an inclusive Canadian audiovisual landscape.
About FedDev Ontario
For more than 12 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects.