News Releases

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.

The State of Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance system has been revamped to include the acceptance and processing of bonafide self-employed, 1099 and project/gig economy claims for employees who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. These claims are covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, covered under the CARES Act. –To learn more about the ...
Read More New Developments with Unemployment Insurance. The State of Hawaii’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to include self-employed, 1099, project/gig employee claims!

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

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Featured, Main Relief funding for musicians listed below. Please follow the links below for more information. If you know of other organizations who would have additional relief opportunities for musicians during this unprecedented time, please notify us and we will add them to our list.   The Link to the SBA ...
Read More RELIEF FUNDING FOR MUSICIANS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Creative Lab Hawaii Fellow, Zoë Eisenberg, received the award from the Hawaii Film Critics Society in recognition for her film “Stoke”.   To read more of the event, and of other awardees who are sharing the spotlight with Zoë click here: THE HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2019 LIST

The opening of the tech-focused hub, connecting Hawaii’s business, start-up and creative communities, marks the first phase of completion of the Kakaʻako Innovation Block, the State’s planned high-tech corridor.

Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Creative Industries Division (CID), has announced the industry mentors and CLH fellows chosen for its competitive 2019 Immersive programs designed for screenwriters, motion picture producers and web-series developers. Additionally, the public is invited to free CLH panels on various aspects of the entertainment business and the creative process, featuring many of the A-list mentors who will be coaching this year’s Immersive participants. Events will be offered on Oahu and Kauai in June.

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