Funded through Black Entrepreneurship Program
CaribbeanTales Inc. launched the first cohort of the CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project (CTBISAP) on March 15th, 2022.
CTBISAP 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/