Creative and cultural industries generated about 124 billion dollars in revenue and 1.9 million jobs in 2013 in Latin America and the Caribbean. At the IDB, we work to highlight the value of creativity and culture as an engine of development in the region.
We work with a forward looking approach, focusing our vision on the importance of the creative industries, those goods and services based on talent, intellectual property, connectivity and cultural heritage.
At the IDB, we strive to position the economic value and impact of this sector. We do this through outreach initiatives, technical assistance, content development, and partnerships in the creative and cultural industries.
We use art, culture, and creativity as tools for communication, and to foster a culture of innovation within the IDB. Furthermore, we promote and strengthen the Bank’s strategic role in showcasing Latin American and Caribbean culture through our exhibitions, IDB’s Art Collection, cultural events, and special programs.