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The Creative Industries Division at DBEDT is a co-sponsor of Soul Sessions™, a series of new broadcast and web/mobile music videos featuring up and coming local musicians that will bring local, national and international attention to support the business development and promotion of Hawaii’s music industry. Soul Sessions™  is the brainchild of filmmaker Jon Edgar ...
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  Hawaii’s Creative Industries Metrics The Creative Industries Division (CID) and DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division have tracked metrics in 13 key sectors of Hawaii’s Creative Economy. These metrics have provided a baseline for tracking the performance of the State’s Creative Clusters, identified emerging, declining and transitioning sectors of the economy, and guided CID’s ...
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  2013 Creative Lab Writers Accelerator Josh Kim’s motion picture “How to Win At Checkers Every Time” is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.  Part of the State of Hawaii’s HI Growth Initiative, Creative Lab Hawaii was founded by the  Creative Industries Division (CID) in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) , ...
Read More Hawaii’s Creative Lab Writers Accelerator Alumni Josh Kim Lands Slot in Berlin International Film Festival “Panorama” Program

Creative Industries Division Co-sponsors Mentor Segments: Showcase Hawaii is Hawaii’s first and only home shopping television show.   Created and hosted by a husband and wife team, Wayne & Laurie Nunez, Showcase Hawaii features products and services such as jewelry, clothing, artwork, music, food, and artworks by local, creative entrepreneurs. Literary Arts: The final segment in a five part ...
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Entrepreneurs' Day at the Capitol

Entrepreneurs’ Day at the Capitol

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 in Main, News

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The Creative Industries Division supported an inaugural Hawaii presence at the American Made Show in Philadelphia, which took place from January 18-21, 2014.  The Hawaii Pavilion featured ten visual artists in categories ranging from woodwork and jewelry to wearable fiber and mixed media.  The American Made Show brings together the US’s top artisans with retailers ...
Read More Hawaii visual artists showcase in the Hawaii Pavilion at the American Made Show in Philadelphia

Developing Hawaii’s creative industries  has become an important economic development strategy. Hawaii’s cultural diversity, its Hawaiian host culture are brand differentiators, attracting millions of visitors to our destination, while supporting a thriving creative industries cluster.  The uniqueness of Hawaii’s creative, artistic and cultural sectors helps Hawaii’s creative products compete in worldwide markets, while also supporting ...
Read More DBEDT Report Finds Hawaii’s Creative Industries Represent .9 Billion of Hawaii GDP

The Creative Industries Division (CID), DBEDT coordinated and sponsored industry specific panels and workshops featuring leaders in the areas of New Media and TV/Film Costume Design as part of its sponsorship of Hawaii Fashion Month.  Held at OUTFIT – The Hawaii Fashion Designers Market, the panel sessions are part of CID’s ongoing mission to help move Hawaii fashion forward ...
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