The Third International Conference on creative industries development, was held at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland from Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th October 2005.
During the conference, the city announced two new initiatives to support New York's creative sector. (April 5, 2006)
In Kingston, Senator Scott-Mottley has called on the government to lend greater support to the development of cultural industries in Jamaica. (March 21, 2006)
The Caribbean has a global reputation for cultural icons, however the creative industries concept is still relatively new, and is being promoted as the alternative to an economy of sugar and bananas - both now in decline.(February 2006)
- Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced measures to support Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Cluster
Ontarios Entertainment and Creative Cluster contributes nearly $9.9 billion to the province's economy and is the third largest entertainment industry employer in North America. (March 2006)
The Creative City Network of Canada is inviting interested parties to join a new Indicators-L listserv, which will help connect individuals working on and/or interested in the development of cultural indicators at the local level. (July 20, 2006)
China is attempting to popularize cultural heritage protection and traditional culture among young people through the medium of cartoons. (Peoples Daily Online, July 14, 2006)
The Center is a project developed and managed by the Institute of European Studies of Macau. Its main role is to assist the creative industries by raising their profile and helping them achieved their full economic potential.
The Center is a new venture from the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), developing scholarship, research and public dialogue in the creative industries of media and the arts.