Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) in June 2009 to spearhead the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. From 1 July 2022 onwards, it is under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community.
CreateHK also administers the CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) which provides funding support for projects that are conducive to the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries, and the Film Development Fund (FDF) which provides financial support for projects that are conducive to the long-term development of the local film industry.
In addition, CreateHK oversees the infrastructure for promoting design, i.e. the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), and provides funding support for HKDC’s flagship programmes, namely Business of Design Week, DFA Awards, Knowledge of Design Week, Fashion Asia Hong Kong, Design Incubation Programme and Fashion Incubation Programme, as well as Nurturing Programme of Hong Kong Young Design Talents. CreateHK also provides one-stop service for location filming in Hong Kong, for both local and overseas films, and is responsible for the regulatory control of special effects materials for film shooting and theatrical performances.