Hawai‘i is well known as a hub for film production, a $400 million industry cluster which is an anchor of Hawai‘i's creative economy. Clean industries and the multiple areas of creative talent they employ is a key focus of Creative Industries. Our state's creative sectors represent a spectrum of industry clusters and culture — including cultural and performing arts, emerging media, music, and entertainment industries — all intrinsic to our global identity.

Never before has there been more focus on diversification in media, music, arts and related industry clusters. As a key facet of Hawai‘i's Emerging Industries, now is the time to accelerate the growth of our local talent in these sectors. To thrive here at home, we are connecting the elements from education to industry jobs through strategic pathways, providing skills to amplify their career advancement and job placement.

DBEDT's Creative Industries Division is looking for partners which have immediate and long-term opportunities to join us to grow our workforce, opening the door for our students in creative and media sectors. Please join Creative Industries and be part of this wave of workforce and entrepreneurial growth.

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