Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appointed Musician and entrepreneur, Triawan Munaf as as Head of Creative Economy Board
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appointed Musician and entrepreneur, Triawan Munaf as the Head of Creative Economy Board

Jakarta, 6 Rabiul Akhir 1436/27 January 2015 (MINA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officially established a Creative Economy Board (BEK) which serves to strengthen the creative economy sectors, including the protection of creative works of Indonesian artists.

Jokowi appointed Musician and entrepreneur Triawan Munaf as Head of the BEK, Monday (26/1), at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Antara News Agency  quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The appointment of Triawan based on the Presidential Decree (PP) Number. 9/P/2015 concerning the appointment of the Head of Creative Economy Board. It gets finance and facilities right as ministerial-level.

BEK will have a deputy who is responsible for education and development research, capital access, marketing, directorate of institutions and regions Relationships, as well as infrastructure.

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Meanwhile, the creative field that will be the responsibility of this board include applications and games, architecture, interior design, visual communication design, product design, movies, fashion, animation video, photography, craft and culinary. In addition, there are also areas of publishing, advertising, fine art performances, television and radio.

Triawan inauguration attended by National Development Planning Minister Andrinof Chaniago, Minister of Agricultural and Spatial Ferry Mursyidan Baldan, Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, State Secretary Pratikno, State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Rini Soemarno, National Election Commission Chairman Husni Kamil Manik, and Chairman of the Regional Representative Council Irman Gusman.

The Sherina Munaf’s father developed the advertising business and in recent years his name was entered as candidate of Creative Economy Minister in Jokowi’s cabinet.


Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said, according to the Presidential Decree number 135/2014, prior to the Creative Economy Agency was formed, the function of the creative economy is still run by the Ministry of Tourism (Kemenpar).

It also applies to the budget of the creative economy in 2015 which was allocated through the Ministry of Tourism.

Arief stated the creative economy in its draft Budget Amendment (Revised Budget) in 2015 increased from the previous Rp360 billion to Rp1.5 trillion.

Likewise with the tourism budget rose from Rp1.3 trillion to Rp2.4 trillion.

“So the total planned budget for tourism and the creative economy to Rp3.9 trillion,” said Arief Yahya. (T/R03/R04)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)