Creativity 50

Under the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island this summer.

“We’re thrilled to offer our neighbor island communities the opportunity to experience the Creative Lab Hawaii Programs, connecting our tremendous local talent to prestigious mentors and new marketing venues,” said DBEDT Director, Luis P. Salaveria. “This program is part of our overall growth strategy to grow our local talent and create foundational support for our creative entrepreneurs.”

This weekend, Hawaii’s artists celebrated the best of our music industry for the 41st Annual Na Hokuhanohano Awards honoring the top performers, musicians and songwriters in the state. Among them, Hoku Award winner and CLH participant Kimie Miner, who won the Na Hoku 2018 for Female Vocalist of the Year, and whose original song “Bamboo,” won for Best Song of the Year.