Since 2007, the concepts of “Creative Economy”, “Creative Industries” and “Creative Cities” have become the popular buzzwords in Indonesia. Adopting the concepts introduced by the UK Government, the Indonesian government through the then Ministry of Trade created the blueprint for creative economy, focusing on developing the creative industries and creative cities. After eight years, Indonesian creative industries are developing rapidly, with many creative communities thriving based on their own entrepreneurial skills and efforts.
Inspired by the success of the creative sectors in Bandung, this programme is a joint research focusing on how to develop the creative potential of a city/urban community. The research will kick-start in Surabaya and Makassar, with a long-term aim to deliver research in other cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang and Solo. Findings from the research will be shared publicly and can be used as evidence-informed policy recommendations and action programmes for the government. At the same time, sharing amongst cities has enabled them to form a Creative Cities Network within Indonesia.
The creative cities research is a programme led by British Council, in partnership with local community organisations C2o Library and Collabtive (Surabaya) and Tanahindie (Makassar), with knowledge partner Centre for Innovation and Policy Governance (CIPG) and UK expertise shared by Noema.
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