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Boosting the Philippine Creative Industries

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Republic Act 11904 or ‘The Philippine Creative Industries Development Act’

Republic Act (R.A.) 11904 or ‘The Philippine Creative Industries Development Act,’ which was passed into law on July 27, 2022, mandates the promotion and development of Philippine creative industries by protecting and strengthening the rights and capacities of creative firms, artists, artisans, creators, workers, indigenous cultural communities, content providers, and stakeholders in the creative industries. The Philippine Creative Industries Development Council was created to oversee efforts to develop, improve, and promote the country’s creative industry sector.

R.A. 11904 defines the creative industries as “trades involving persons, whether natural or juridical, that produce cultural, artistic, and innovative goods and services originating in human creativity, skill, and talent, and having a potential to create wealth and livelihood through the generation and utilization of intellectual property.” 

It called for the creation of the Philippine Creative Industries Development Plan by the Council headed by the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, with other nine (9) ex officio members, and nine (9) regular members from the private sector to oversee the creative industry domains namely:

a. Audiovisual media.
b. Digital interactive media.
c. Creative services.
d. Design.
e. Publishing and printed media.
f. Performing arts.
g. Visual arts.
h. Traditional cultural expressions; and
i. Cultural sites.

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