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Windsor’s local film and media education center will launch a slate of new programs in 2022-23 thanks to more than $570,000 in grant funding from the provincial government.

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The Windsor Center for Film, Digital Media and the Creative Arts received $572,610 in grant money recently as part of the provincial government’s We Grow Talent initiative through the Ministry of Labor to launch a pilot curriculum of digital media programs.

“The creative industries offer many exciting and well-paying opportunities for young people looking to start an in-demand career,” said Labor Minister Monte McNaughton. “This project will support bright young minds who face multiple barriers and need a leg up, so they can pursue their passion in entertainment and other creative fields.”

Ontario’s film industry contributed an estimated $1.5 billion to the economy in 2020. Locally, the film center offers programs for emerging talent – ​​growing beyond its roots as a film camp for kids and youth. Today, the center offers programs or all ages and people, including entrepreneurs, retirees and people starting second careers.

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