A Preliminary Study on the Connection Between Creative Life Industry and Local Resources: A Case Study of Shin-gang Town in Chia-yi County

By Chenglin Wu and Shyh-Huei Hwang.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Cultural creative industry emphasizes on stories, values, aesthetic feelings and creativity which entail emotional designs. Recently, the way which cultural creativity leading the economic development of industries has become the main goal on economic development in some countries. Affected by the cultural creative industry policies carrying out by the government, many traditional industries which confronted with industry transformation are trying to search for cultural information from the internal part of the industry through the operation of culture industrialization, and lead the industry to develop in a cultural creative and experiential value-added way. However, in order to operate permanently, an industry must search for its connection to the diverse local resources and organizations; and by integrating all series of resources, construct social networks of industrial development, and then bring considerable added values for the local social advance, cultural heritage, and economic value. This study takes Shin-gang town, a small town in the west-southern Taiwan, as an example, using the literature review, observation, and in-depth interview to research the connection between the creative life industry and local resources in the state of play, and preliminarily, the following four parts were discovered:
1.Under the need of industry transformation, the local traditional industries in Shin-gang town have integrated the following industries: incense making, Koji pottery, brewery, and farm, into a cultural recreational industry association, and also proceeded to improve the culture industrialization.
2.Creative life industries had learned to ask for the lead-in of policies and related funds from the government using the way of constituting civil associations.
3.The goal that creative life industries established local resource networks is to expand the basis which it managed, and then, to attain the development of cultural heritage and local society.
4.The formation of local resources network and the members in it consist of both internal and external parts, which have diverse types and each types are correlated, and consequently strengthen the interaction and connection between members in the network.

Keywords: Creative Life Industry, Social Network, Shin-gang Town

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.363MB).

Chenglin Wu

Graduate Student, Graduate School of Design Doctoral Program, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin County, Taiwan

Prof. Shyh-Huei Hwang

Associate Professor, Department of Creative Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin County, Taiwan


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