The Entertainment and Creative Industries Registry (E-Registry)

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (MCGES)/Entertainment Division led by the Entertainment Division
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The National Registry of Entertainment and Creative Practitioners (E-Registry) established in 2014, is a single repository of information on culture/creative practitoners, that acts as a central portal for listing Jamaican entertainment/creative services providers and companies, which includes their key profile and contact information. The Registry helps to rationalize the industry for greater economic benefit, authenticate the legitimacy of practitoners and provide economic benefits to practitoners through Grants, Regional Customs Exemptions Regime (Tools of Trade) and other incentives. The E-Registry currently has 1236 individual practitioners registered and a total of 309 groups. The membership includes practitioners from the various creative industry sector, such as performing arts, music, fashion, culinary, publisher. literary, media, among others.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

A repository of Entertainment, Cultural and Creative Practitioners, has given the MCGES and the Government by extension, the opportunity to know who the members are, to communicate with them directly, and thereby provide and facilitate specific and relevant paths to progression for the stakeholders.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The E-registry is managed through the budget of the Entertainment Division in the MCGES.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
All stakeholders in the Entertainment, Culture and Creative Sector
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)