Fostering Skills and Livelihoods in the Creative Economy in Indonesia

BEKRAF, the Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy, aims to generate employment and livelihood opportunities through the sustainable cultivation of Fashion, F&B, Crafts and Heritage industries for impact.



Policy Impact Areas
Social Causes
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • 02 - Zero Hunger
  • 03 - Good Health and Well-Being


BEKRAF was formed as a non-ministry institution in January 20 2015 through the Republic of Indonesia Presidential Regulation Number 6 of 2015. This body overlooks the development of the creative economy and has the duty to assist the president in formulating, establishing, coordinating and synchronized policies in the creative economy.
The six major missions of BEKRAF are:

  1. Uniting all of Indonesia’s creative assets and potential to achieve an independent creative economy.
  2. Creating a conducive climate for the development of creative industries.
  3. Encourage innovation in creative fields that have added value and competitiveness in the international world.
  4. Open public insight and appreciation for all aspects related to the creative economy.
  5. Building awareness and appreciation of intellectual property rights, including legal protection against copyright.
  6. Design and implement specific strategies to place Indonesia on the map of the world’s creative economy.


  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia: Contributes resources to support the development of the creative economy by offering access to information, garnering international cooperation and access to markets through networking and cooperation opportunities locally and abroad.
  2. Ministry of Finance
  3. Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Model (BKPM)
  4. United Nations Conference On Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  5. British Council


January 2019

  • Formation of Joint Working Group

May 2019

  • Disseminate findings from local and regional mapping of Creative Economies in a local convening; showcase opportunities to social investment communities

August 2019

Incubator Workshop on the development of SMSEs in areas of:

  • F&B
  • Fashion
  • Crafts and heritage

October 2019

  • Convene cross-sector partners to collaborate and participate in the 2019 World Conference on the Creative Economy

Initiative Lead
Fadjar Hutomo Deputy Chairman of Financial Access BEKRAF - Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy

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