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Press Release

CHRC launches course on "Setting up a New Media Business"

May 21, 2008

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to announce the availability to teachers and trainers of online course content on "Setting up a New Media Business".

Over the past few years we have witnessed a burgeoning of the New Media industry in Canada, giving rise to giants like Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, and thousands of micro and small New Media businesses and independent content creators and producers who are feeding the industry.

As noted in the course introduction: "One of the big challenges [NM entrepreneurs] are facing is how to set up a viable business that will allow them to profit from their skills and talent. They need to be savvy about the business side of New Media ... Given the great importance of nurturing the New Media industry at its roots through small and medium-sized companies, [CHRC] has identified the need for training for New Media artists and producers in the area of setting up a New Media business."

This comprehensive course material has been prepared in close consultation with successful New Media entrepreneurs and educators. It includes chapters on business marketing and management, business administration, and professional development opportunities; and describes in detail best practices drawn from New Media companies across the country.

Teachers and trainers who are interested in this material on "Setting up a New Media Business" should contact Susan Annis, Executive Director, at or 613-562-1535 ext.22.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of cultural workers - artists, creators, technical staff, managers and all others engaged professionally in the sector, including the self-employed. To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.