The series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, cabinet submissions, news briefs, and marketing plans predominantly created between 1986 and 1996 by the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Culture and Historic Resources department of the Ministry of Tourism. The records document the government’s involvement with a variety of cultural and historical endeavors, including work carried out at Fort Steele. The series provides evidence of the level of funding given to the cultural and historic sectors in BC. The records cover three major sectors of heritage and culture : support for amateur and professional sports, heritage sites and museums, and arts and film.
Records in accession 91-9042 relate entirely to the BC motion picture industry and include the minutes of BC Film’s Board of Directors meetings. The series also includes an operations report, and lists film project titles, producers, film budget, and any financial contributions awarded to the project by external granting agencies. The series also consists of policy development records for the provincial motion picture industry.
The series also consists of financial statements, marketing plans and other records related to the BC Festival of the Arts and the BC Bilateral Culture Committee. Records address the BC Summer and Winter Games and the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, while other records provide evidence of the government’s response to the Dubin report on anti-doping strategies elsewhere.
The series also documents the relationship between the provincial government and other provinces or federal initiatives, including the Federal Cultural Policy Review, Telefilm Canada, the Canada-Ontario Cultural Development Agreement and BC-ERDA cultural initiatives.
British Columbia. Culture and Historic Resources Department