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  DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR  MIKE MCCARTNEY DIRECTOR LEN HIGASHI ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2021 HAWAII’S DIGITAL CURRENCY LAB ANNOUNCES “NFT FOR GOOD” INITIATIVE An Innovative Public-Private Fundraising Collaborative for Hawai‘i’s Non-Profits through NFTs HONOLULU ...
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Please take a look below for more information about registering to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) being administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). There are some specific dates and mandatory attendance for items, so please act soon to reserve your spot! CC Event Flyer 03.29.21_04.05.21 SBA SVOG App Webinar.03.30.21 SAM.gov Flyer ...
Read More NEW INFO 4/23! New SVOG FAQ Published. Follow the New Link Inside.

This video put out by the Small Business Administration (SBA) gives details for eligibility, requirements and details to apply. The webinar recording is now available on SBA’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/PdfQGb6z-gg. For more information on this program, visit https://www.sba.gov/coronavirusrelief or email [email protected] with your questions (please include topic in the subject line). Link to SVOG webpage on the SBA website ...
Read More **Updated MARCH 19** WEBINAR ON MARCH 30! The SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2020  HONOLULU – Maximizing monetary opportunities for Hawai‘i’s music-making community, a new Creative Lab Hawai‘i (CLH) virtual program, spearheaded by the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID), is now open to the public for registration at:  https://creativelab.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Click-Here-to-Register-2.pdf  Get Paid for Your Music: Navigating New Revenue Streams will explore ...
Read More MUSIC CREATIVES INVITED TO EXPLORE NEW REVENUE STREAMS THROUGH FREE CREATIVE LAB HAWAII VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Hawaii Filmmakers Collective has started two development tracks in order to boost the knowledge and capability of our local content creators. The goal of HFC’s programs is to not only share what they have learned about the business side of film development, but it is to also double as a feeder program for our Creative ...
Read More HFC Starts a Feeder Program for Creative Lab Hawaii’s Producer and Screenwriter Programs.

Hawaii Green Growth sent out a survey to gather input from statewide network partners on near-term to medium-to-long-term COVID-19 sustainable recovery strategies. This survey will be used to compile recommendations, including a list of potential projects, to help inform the network’s action and various Hawai‘i economic recovery and policy discussions.

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Suze Orman Explains How To Rescue Your Finances, Keep Your Health Insurance & Manage Debt With Zero Income

Hello All, We’re making two lists for those seeking financial aid during the Covid-19 pandemic: one list for musicians, the other list for film and media. This link will take you to our Creative Industries Division main page, and the two large sliders at the top of the page will lead you to our lists. ...
Read More We’re Compiling Lists for Financial Support During this Pandemic.

Emergency Support for Workers in the Creative Community   The Covid-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film production has now ceased globally – leaving hundreds of thousands of crew and cast without jobs. These include electricians, carpenters and drivers, many of whom are paid hourly wages ...
Read More Netflix Establishes Emergency Support Fund for the Creative Community

DBEDT/Creative Industries Division Update in the face of COVID-19 FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY Aloha Mai Kākou, Due to this unprecedented national health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, we want to inform you of steps we’re taking at the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division to ensure the ...
Read More Creative Industries Division’s Response to Covid-19

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