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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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Pow Wow Hawaii Gets A Fresh Start

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in News

If you take a step through Kakaako, the first thing that strikes you is the view of murals. So, why are the Pow Wow Hawaii organizers painting over them? That’s right, the annual event turns 5 starting February 8th.  View the full schedule here.                       ...
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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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