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News | 27-03-2024

Community of Practice (CoP), Discussing Today's Creative Industry Opportunities

Tony Firman

Dok. YouTube LPDP RI

Jakarta, March 27, 2024 - The creative industry is always an intriguing field to discuss and develop. The potential of creative individuals in Indonesia is unquestionable, with world-class talents spread across the archipelago.

It is a fact that according to tracer data of scholarship alumni from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education Agency (LPDP), there are 28.1 percent of alumni working in the private sector and entrepreneurship related to the creative industry.

Based on this, LPDP took the initiative to create a new program named Community of Practice (CoP). The creative industry was chosen as the first theme to discuss opportunities and challenges in the film and gaming industry in Indonesia.

The inaugural event titled Community of Practice in the Creative Industry was held online on Wednesday (27/03). Featuring five competent speakers in the creative industry, the event lasted for approximately almost two hours.

Dwi Larso, as the Scholarship Director of LPDP, in his opening remarks, stressed the importance of organizing activities like this considering that LPDP scholarship alumni have now reached around 21,000 individuals.

These tens of thousands of the nation's children have become an educational elite, having earned master's and doctoral degrees. The primary hope, of course, is for impactful contributions to address national problems.

There were five invited speakers at this event; they were Lodimeda Kini (Managing Director of Museum Ammu Hawu and also an LPDP awardee), Cipto Adiguno (President of the Indonesian Game Association and Chief Strategy Officer at Agate), Ir. Rizki Handayani, MBTm (Deputy of Industry and Investment, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy), Prof. Ir. Togar M. Simatupang, M.Tech., PhD., IPU. (Professor at ITB Bandung) and Herlina Christine Natalia Hakim (Actor and producer).

Rizki Handayani underscored that the film, animation, and gaming industry has a tremendous potential in Indonesia to replace nature-based industries. Currently, the government's support is provided in the form of a Presidential Regulation aimed at accelerating the growth of the video game and other creative industries.

Currently, culinary, fashion, and craft turn out to be the largest subsectors in the creative industry contributing to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the creative economy. The demographic bonus is presented by Togar M. Simatupang as an opportunity to explore the creative potential to contribute to economic growth in the future.

The hope from the CoP activity is to provide solutions in the form of policy proposals to the government or related agencies as well as direct social actions that touch on the root of the problem.

The CoP activity was conducted online at around 3:55 PM WIB, attended by approximately 135 people, and was broadcast live on LPDP RI's YouTube channel. To view the full discussion and Q&A session, you can visit the following link.