At Agentic, we’re privileged to continually work with truly talented and creative people. With these people, we work hard and strive to continue to push the innovative envelope. Well, we’re proud to announce that some of our collaborative hard work has been recognized and that we’ve won some awards!
Most recently, we won BC Creates’ Spark of Creativity Award for our work on the digital media project, High Muck-a-Muck: Playing Chinese, which is exhibited at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, B.C. The exhibit is a digital media project that explores the narratives of historical Chinese immigration to Canada vs. narratives of contemporary Chinese immigration. Led by curator Nicola Harwood, we’re proud to have been the digital strategist, and to have collaborated with the likes of Nicola and six distinguished Canadian artists, including poet laureate Fred Wah.
The award was presented at DigiBC's 2nd annual NextBC Showcase & Awards Gala, honouring B.C.’s top tech & digital companies, held at Telus World of Science. But what exactly does this award mean? According to BC Creates, an initiative that celebrates B.C.’s creative economy, the Spark of Creativity Award recognizes people or companies who exemplify an innovative approach to their creative work and who are a great example for others in the industry. Kudos and a big thank you to everyone involved in the project and what a neat honour to have bestowed upon us.
The recognition doesn’t stop there however, because in April, one of our clients, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., was honoured with The Excellence in Exhibition Award by the American Alliance of Museums, the largest museum association and advocacy group in the U.S. This award recognizes outstanding public exhibits from all types of non-commercial institutions such as museums or aquariums. The exhibit being recognized is entitled, Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in British Columbia, and celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in B.C., in the face of change. We were able to develop an innovative and interactive exhibition for the Royal BC Museum and worked with talented TV producer Loretta Todd and her Nehiyawetan Productions to produce over 15 different multimedia elements, and a 10-minute documentary on the current state of Aboriginal language in B.C.
Once again, an enormous thank you to everyone we collaborated with, and we hope to continue to produce inspiring and innovative work! Check out the press release here: AgenticAwardsPressRelease-June12015.pdf