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Hong Kong Restructures CreateHK into Cultural & Creative Industries Development Agency

CreateHK Cultural and Creative Industries Development Agency (CCIDA)
CreateHK as Cultural and Creative Industries Development Agency (CCIDA)

HONG KONG – In a strategic move to bolster the city’s cultural and creative sectors, the Culture, Sports & Tourism Bureau announced today the restructuring of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) into the newly formed Cultural & Creative Industries Development Agency (CCIDA). This reorganization aims to proactively promote the arts, culture, and creative industries, aligning with Hong Kong’s role as an East-meets-West hub for international cultural exchange under China’s National 14th Five-Year Plan.

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung highlighted the transformative potential of the CCIDA. “The CCIDA will establish dedicated teams to actively seek external opportunities for relevant industries, organize delegations to global showcases, and promote Hong Kong’s cultural and creative sectors on the international stage,” Yeung stated.

The bureau emphasized that the restructuring is designed to reinforce Hong Kong’s international status and create new business opportunities. The CCIDA is set to identify promising projects and promote the integration of cross-sectoral and cross-genre content, enhancing the support available to these industries and enabling broader content distribution.

In addition to these initiatives, the CCIDA will play a pivotal role in the creation and production of cultural intellectual property (IP). The agency will facilitate cultural IP transactions and explore commercialization opportunities to maximize economic benefits, Yeung added.

CreateHK was originally established in 2009 with a focus on developing Hong Kong’s creative industries. The decision to restructure was announced in the 2023 Policy Address, signifying a commitment to a more robust and industry-oriented approach.

Post-restructuring, the CCIDA will offer comprehensive one-stop services and support to the cultural and creative industries. The agency’s mission is to foster a conducive environment that facilitates the growth and development of arts, culture, and creative sectors as viable industries in Hong Kong.

This restructuring marks a significant step in Hong Kong’s efforts to enhance its cultural and creative landscape, ensuring it remains a vibrant and competitive player on the global stage.