Theme:
Policy Design, Expert Facility, Cultural Industries Support, Contributing to the SDG's
Type of project:
Capacity Development
Countries:
Local Partner(s):
  • Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica
    Type of organization: 
    Public authority
Related activity:
Start date
Apr 2020
End date
Jul 2021

Context/Overview

Jamaica may not be a large country, but its culture, known especially for reggae music, is appreciated worldwide. Jamaica’s cultural and creative industries’ (CCIs) contribution to the country’s GDP is estimated to be 5.2%, generating revenues of 15 to 20 million USD annually, and accounting for 3% of total employment.

The Jamaican government is determined to create the necessary regulatory frameworks to better support the further expansion of CCIs and creative actors. During this project, Jamaica will elaborate a Creative Economy Act that streamlines policies and the administration of CCIs.

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport:

  • The absence of a coherent government approach to CCIs, with various ministries taking isolated support measures without coordination
  • The need to create a dedicated pool of funds that creatives can access for their initiatives
  • The need to sensitize the public on the role and function of CCIs

Streamlining efforts to support the creative economy

The project will assist Jamaica in designing a Creative Economy Act. The Act will streamline various policies and strategies impacting CCIs, coordinate inter-ministerial cooperation mechanisms and outline the regulatory and support framework given to CCIs in Jamaica.

Establishing a dedicated fund to support creatives

The project will also support Jamaica in creating a pool of funds for CCIs in a more efficient and targeted manner. The new system will allow creative actors to access the necessary funding to be able to materialize their endeavors.

Elaborating a Creative Economy Act to streamline Jamaica’s cultural policies and the administration of CCIs

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Activity Type: 
Countries: 
Jamaica
Local Partner: 
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica
Type of organization: 
Public authority
Date: 
2020 to 2021
Context/Overview: 

Jamaica may not be a large country, but its culture, known especially for reggae music, is appreciated worldwide. Jamaica’s cultural and creative industries’ (CCIs) contribution to the country’s GDP is estimated to be 5.2%, generating revenues of 15 to 20 million USD annually, and accounting for 3% of total employment.

The Jamaican government is determined to create the necessary regulatory frameworks to better support the further expansion of CCIs and creative actors. During this project, Jamaica will elaborate a Creative Economy Act that streamlines policies and the administration of CCIs.

The project responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport:

  • The absence of a coherent government approach to CCIs, with various ministries taking isolated support measures without coordination
  • The need to create a dedicated pool of funds that creatives can access for their initiatives
  • The need to sensitize the public on the role and function of CCIs
Section for activities: 
Title of the section: 
Streamlining efforts to support the creative economy
Short Description: 

The project will assist Jamaica in designing a Creative Economy Act. The Act will streamline various policies and strategies impacting CCIs, coordinate inter-ministerial cooperation mechanisms and outline the regulatory and support framework given to CCIs in Jamaica.

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Style: 
collapsible
Title of the section: 
Establishing a dedicated fund to support creatives
Short Description: 

The project will also support Jamaica in creating a pool of funds for CCIs in a more efficient and targeted manner. The new system will allow creative actors to access the necessary funding to be able to materialize their endeavors.

Position: 
Top left
Style: 
collapsible
Donors: 
European Union
Related activity: 
Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation
Apoyo a nuevos marcos reguladores para fortalecer las industrias culturales y creativas y promover la cooperación Sur-Sur