KAMPONGS’ CREATIVE INDUSTRIES’ DEVELOPMENT – WHERE OPPORTUNITY LIES
Indonesia’s Creative Economy and its creative industrieshave contributed, since 2015, on average IDR 1,019 trillion yearly to the country’s GDP (BEKRAF 2019). These industries often have some degree of informality, which impact their activities and development. Several creative industries-related policies and programs have been designed and implemented by government agencies in Bandung to respond and accommodate to their growth needs. However, institutional and policy misalignments have been a core hurdle to these city policies failing to explore existing opportunities (flexible and highly adaptable business and production models) created by the informality of these creative industries. To address this, governance instruments and tools such as multi- actor discussion roundtables and toolkits to assess informality in creative industries to inform policy-making are to be developed.