Development of creative industries in the country today quite rapidly. Statistics show that the contribution of the creative industries to
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from year to year increase.
In 2013 by 6.9 percent, in 2014 to 7.6 percent and this year an estimated 8-9 percent.
Minister for Rural Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (PDTT) Marwan Jafar optimistic creative industries increased also improve the rural economy because many creative industrial commodities produced by cottage industries in villages.
Creative industry products are currently quite liked and accepted both domestic and foreign markets include batik, carving, embroidery, gold silver jewelry, calligraphy, accessories, leather products handbags shoes jackets, and snacks.
These products are made by the average existing home industry in the villages in various corners of the country.
"The creativity of the village craftsman turns increasingly accepted by both domestic and global consumers, this is a great potential that should not be wasted, it must continue to be developed so that the growing rural economy forward" said Minister Marwan.
Marwan added, almost in all regions there are villages that have a creative economic activity that has lasted for generations and is characteristic of the area.
Also a main source of livelihood for the people of the village.
Such as embroidery village in Tasikmalaya, West Java, village songket Clever Sikek in Bukittinggi West Sumatra, Wajo weaving village in South Sulawesi, village ikat Sade village or village Sukarare NTB, wood carving village in Jepara, Central Java, Yogyakarta Kasongan pottery village.
These villages have the potential of creative economy that can be developed into a productive rural creative industries and competitive.
Condition, they are supported by capital, good management, technology and production techniques and modern packaging, access to marketing / promotion of products, including e-commerce, mentoring and business consulting, and other technical support.
"Support for the development of rural creative industries can be synergized with the activities of village-owned enterprises (BUMDes), can also be funded by central and local relief village, of course, after a mutual agreement specified in village meetings" added Minister Marwan.
Not only was the Minister of Rural will also create synergy and cooperation with other agencies associated with the development of creative industries, as well as with various groups that are concerned with improving the welfare of the village.
"We want the diversity of cultures which are unique and characteristic of the area is maintained sustainably, but also still could be economic activities that can provide income and prosperity for rural communities" said Minister Marwan.