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The added value of creativity

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 8 2018   /  01:35 am

As the first global forum held to discuss the prospects and challenges of creative industries, the three-day World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE), which opened in Bali on Tuesday, is strategic because these industries by nature meet all the basic requirements for socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.

Since the industries classified as part of the creative economy — television, the visual arts, newspapers and magazines, advertising, architecture, books, the performing arts, gaming, fashion, movies, music and radio — all depend on talent and arts- and culture-based activities, they are open to people from all backgrounds.

No wonder then that the main theme of the WCCE, which was initiated by the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), is “Inclusively Creative”. In contrast to other segments of the business world, which are often surroun...