Creative Economy

Surrey has a wealth of creative talent in the traditional arts, emerging talent in digital and interactive media, and established events and festivals.

616%
increase in film days since 2011
$300,000+
in cultural grants awarded
from the City of Surrey in 2017
20km
of cultural venues and art displays
along our Cultural Corridor

Lights, Camera, Action

Sitting at the heart of North America's 3rd largest Film & TV production centre, Surrey's film industry is seeing explosive interest. The City has experienced a 616% increase in film days since 2011, as well as being chosen to be Skydance Studios's new home.

Film Surrey City Hall Zombie Apocalypse
Animation, Digital & Interactive Media Talent

Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) is educating over 700 students each year, funnelling this talent into our creative economy. This feeds into our booming film industry, which has seen our residents earning a collective $88.9 Million in the last year.

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Arts

The Surrey Arts Centre is the focal point for Arts in the city, offering people a place to experience and discover their creativity through visual and performing arts. Unique artwork displays have been born from here, including the Canada's largest non-commercercial outdoor urban screen that features digital and interactive art exhibitions each night. 

Surrey UrbanScreen - Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Surrey
Cultural Corridor

Featuring 20km of art galleries, cultural centres, and public art, our cultural corridor is a hive of activity and synergy between artists and cultural groups. Showcase events and public art exhibits liven the streets with fresh inspiration.

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Join the Party

Our events draw over a million people each year in celebration of diversity, creativity, and art.
Here, we know how to celebrate. The Surrey Fusion Festival, International Children's Festival, FVDED in the Park concert, Canada Day, and Party for the Planet are just a few of the events that draw people from across Metro Vancouver to this exciting city.

Fusion Festival 2017 Surrey