Creative industries have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and that have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property. Creative industries encompass major segments including: artisanal products; visual arts; performing arts; cinema and audiovisual media; literature, books and publishing; and others.

The UNCTAD/UNDP classification of creative industries is divided into four broad groups: HERITAGE, ARTS, MEDIA, AND FUNCTIONAL CREATIONS, including creative services such as architectural, advertising, cultural and recreational, creative research and development (R&D), digital and other related creative services.

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Cebu takes the lead in aiming for a large chunk of the trillion-dollar global creative industry with an aggressive move to professionalize and strengthen the huge potential of Cebu’s creative sector.

With the Department of Trade and Industry-Cebu Provincial Office, Cebu’s creative industry will gain attention and focus during the first “Cebu Creative Industries Summit” on June 21 to 22 (2011), one of the highlights of the 15th Cebu Business Month (CBM 2011).

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