Creative industries in Hong Kong have immense development potential. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Government) recognises that creative industries are not only Hong Kong’s new economic drivers but also popular professions among young people. Creativity makes Hong Kong a more attractive international city. In 2020, our creative industries, powered by 29 420 establishments and 136 470 practitioners, had a combined nominal added value of around $59.4 billion, contributing to around 2.3% of Hong Kong’s gross domestic product.
Create Hong Kong under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau has policy responsibilities over eight creative sectors: advertising, architecture, design, digital entertainment, film, music, printing and publishing, and television.
In promoting the development of our creative industries, the Government adopts an industry-led approach by providing funding support to worthwhile projects initiated and organised by the trade via two dedicated Government funding schemes: the Film Development Fund (FDF) for the film sector and the CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) for the seven non-film sectors.