Several measures that encourage job creation and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative economy sectors include:
1. AKATARA Indonesian Film Market & Business Forum (2017, 2018, 2019); and
2. Revolving Funds for Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (LPDB).
To encourage the acceleration of the advancement of the national film industry, the Indonesian Film Agency, in collaboration with the (former) Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), held the AKATARA Indonesian Film Market & Business Forum. The activity has been held for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. AKATARA is a financing forum created as a forum that brings investors who have an interest in the film industry with Indonesian filmmakers both documentaries and feature films. A total of 40 film titles were facilitated in AKATARA 2017. AKATARA 2018 has provided support for 50 movie titles. The latest AKATARA in 2019 succeeded in facilitating 61 movie titles. It is hoped that the collaboration program between BPI and Bekraf will be continued by a new institution replacing Bekraf, which is the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency.
In addition to AKATARA, which explicitly targets film industry players, there are also other programs. The programs aimed at assisting job creation and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative economy sector in general, namely Revolving Funds for Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises managed by Revolving Fund Management Institution for Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (LPDB).
LPDB is a work unit under the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs. LPDB is tasked with carrying out revolving fund management to finance the business activities of Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (KUMKM), among others in the form of loans and other types of financing that are in line with the needs of KUKM. Through the loan scheme and other forms of funding, it is expected to open access to funding for KUMKM actors to increase the competitiveness of the business and the products produced.
The LPDB revolving fund program also opens up opportunities for the KUMKM businesses in the field of culture and creative economy to be able to develop. The cooperation between BEKRAF and LPDB have reinforced the program since 2016 concerning the use of revolving loans/funds in the context of capital support for KUMKM businesses in the creative economy sector.
In general, education and training programs in the cultural and creative economy sector are intended to contribute to the following achievements of the National Strategy for Culture (see Goal 1, Main Policies and Measures that Contain Strategies and Frameworks for the Development of an Integrated Cultural and Creative Economy Sector):
1. Utilize advancement of culture objects to improve people welfare (Agenda 4); and
2. Strengthen the role of the government as facilitator in the advancement of culture (Agenda 7).
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