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The Davao Region Creative Industry Roadmap 2024 was featured during the FiestaKucha event.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI 11) in Davao City held the inaugural Davao Region Creative Innovation Summit, known as FiestaKucha Kadayawan 2023, on Sept. 26 at the Philippine Women’s College in Juna Subdivision.

The first in Mindanao, this is the Davao Region’s celebration of the Philippine Creative Industries Month, which aims to celebrate and promote innovation, creativity, and collaboration within the Davao Region’s rapidly growing creative industries. The event showcased the region’s creative talents, fostered networking opportunities, and encouraged cross-disciplinary exchange to drive economic growth and cultural enrichment.

One of the notable moments was when the Davao Region Creative Industry Roadmap 2024 was presented.

Maria Belinda Q. Ambi, director of DTI 11, stated that the roadmap is a significant achievement resulting from the joint efforts, discussions, preparations, and confirmation sessions among both private and government players in the Davao Creative Industry.

She stated that the roadmap’s goal is to promote the vision of making Davao a sustainable region focused on culture, with a variety of innovative and top-rated creative industries.

The Regional Development Council (RDC 11) approved the Davao Region’s Creative Industries Roadmap (DRCIR), 2024-2030 during their 3rd Quarter Regular Meeting at the Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation in the Municipality of Mabini, Davao de Oro on September 15.

The six-year roadmap will also serve as the common blueprint for public and private sector stakeholders to achieve the vision of “a sustainable, culture-centered, Davao Region of diverse, innovative, and world-class creative industries.”

This document outlines the objectives, approaches, regulations, and initiatives for the nine creative fields, including Audiovisual Media, Digital Interactive Media, Creative Services, Design, Publishing and Printed Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Traditional Cultural Expressions, and Cultural Sites. Education is also considered a cross-cutting domain.

In addition to the roadmap presentation, the FiestaKucha Kadayawan 2023 also showcased the Philippine Creative Industries Act (PCIDA) and the DTI Malikhaing Pinoy Program.

The event featured displays, unique displays of merchandise, and designs that promoted the talents and goals of the creative industry. These included the weaves and products of local artisans, designers, artists, and up-and-coming communities.

The conference included notable presenters and group conversations facilitated by professionals in the field, as well as accomplished business owners who will discuss their perspectives, accomplishments, and inventive concepts.

The event featured hands-on workshops, art displays and shows, and chances to network.

Ms. Ambi announced that we will be recognizing our country’s talented individuals in the fields of dance, painting, and visual arts as exceptional contributors to the creative industry. This occasion is a major accomplishment in the creative scene of the region and aims to unite forward-thinkers, pioneers, artists, and business owners from diverse creative industries.

Ms. Ambi stated that the summit was significant in both structure and substance.

Maya M. Padillo stated that the Creative Industries Development Act of 2022 serves as a source of motivation and support for our endeavors. This act establishes a framework for policy and governance to improve the global competitiveness of the creative industries in the Philippines.