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Creative Lab Hawaii is a State of Hawaii program composed of three separate modules: Immersive Programs, Ideation Workshops, and Public Programs. Their intention is to accelerate global export of Hawaii’s creative content and creative products to strengthen our creative entrepreneurs’ capacity for success.
Founded in 2012 by the State of Hawaii’s Creative Industries Division, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), Creative Lab Hawaii provides a rich environment for creative collaboration and building new business relationships with a global audience. Industry partners include the Writers Guild of America, West; Producers Guild of America; Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA; International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Film Offices of the Hawaiian Islands (FOHI), The Cut Collective, Secret Road, Hawaii Songwriting Festival and the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC); and the City and County of Honolulu.
Creative Lab Hawaii offers public panels, workshops, and hands on coaching and mentoring by industry leaders in areas of Screenwriting, New Media, Broadband, Producing, Directing, Songwriting/Music, Technology, the Business of Acting, and Design/Fashion. Funding for CLH is provided by the Hawaii State Legislature, DBEDT and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Sponsors include The Modern Honolulu; Arthurs Limousine; and SpeediShuttle.

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Creative Lab Hawaiʻi now accepting applications for 2019 Music ImmersivePosted on May 15, 2019 in News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 Program Submission Deadline: May 28 HONOLULU – Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Creative Industries Division (CID) to accelerate growth and develop new business opportunities for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, is accepting applications for its 2019 Music Immersive program […]
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Creative Lab Hawaii Featured on KHON2Posted on March 1, 2019 in Featured, Media Coverage
A state program is giving aspiring actors, musicians, songwriters, designers and others, a chance to turn their dream into reality. It’s through the Creative Labs Hawaii program. Georja Skinner, founder of Creative Lab Hawaii, and Chad Martin, one of the participants in the program, joined Take2 with details.
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