The government has launched a website aimed at creative industry players and others interested in meeting in the cyber world and gaining information about the industry.
“We need a database to record all creative communities. Physical meetings [between them] already exist, which is good. But cyber meetings are also necessary,” Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said Tuesday at a press conference to launch the site.
“This [website] belongs to all of us. The government is only acting as a facilitator.”
The Trade Ministry leads the government’s creative industry promotions.
The new website contains material related to the creative industry, such as news, activities, definitions, creative development centers, development plans and comparisons with other countries, as well as success stories of creative industry players and publications.
Echoing Mari, the developer of the new website and a renowned blogger, Endah Nasution, said the website now made it easier for people to get information about the creative industry from various sources.
“[The information] used to be scattered all over the place, not in one specific location,” he said.
“But now we can find numerous activities that may be announced by creative industry players [on this website].”
Endah said the website also contained profiles of 14 sectors in the creative industry, including animation, handicrafts, software and cinematography, and displayed schedules of community gatherings.