Creative Economy of Surakarta

The era of globalization and connectivity changes the way to exchange information, trade and consumption from cultural and technological products from various places in the world. The world is a very dynamic and complex place so that creativity and knowledge become invaluable assets in competition and economic development. Creative Economy is a concept that places creativity and key assets in driving the economy. This concept has attracted the interest of various countries to conduct a study of the Creative Economy and make the Creative Economy the main model of economic development.

The term “Creative Economy” began to be known since the global beginning of the book “Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas” (2001) by John Howkins. How the awareness of the birth of a new wave of creativity-based economy after seeing in 1997 the United States produced products of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) obtained 414 billion dollars which made HKI export number 1 in the United States.

The Solo City Government supports the development of the creative economy, by issuing a Mayor Regulation No. policy. 15 of 2017. Regarding the Surakarta City Creative Economy Development Action Plan for 2017-2021.

 The commitment of Solo City in the development of the creative economy is seen by the increasing financial support budgeting for the last 3 years to (Rp. 43,809,524,990) 3,098,340,5785 USD (2018).

 Since 2015, Solo City has facilitated revitalization of infrastructure related to performing arts facilities such as revitalizing the Taman Balekambang area, Sriwedari Cultural Arts Park Complex. Through the support of the government of Central Java, revitalizing the fortress of vastenberg, a heritage building in Joyokusman and the Pura Mangkunegaran palace area where the area is a cultural center area.

Surakarta City itself has many kind of business with Creative Economy concept, those managed by several department such as:

Surakarta Tourism Department

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Cooperative and SME Department of Surakarta

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Labor and Industry Department of Surakarta

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