Report

Creative economy: How young creative workers in Yogyakarta are dealing with COVID-19

Annisa Beta, Oki Rahadianto Sutopo, Ariane Utomo, Novi Kurnia, Gregorius Ragil Wibawanto, Eugene Sebastian, Helen Brown

The Australia-Indonesia Centre | Published : 2021

Abstract

This report explores the impact of COVID-19 by focusing on a place considered to be Indonesia’s cultural hub, a place where tradition, modernity, arts and history overlap. The province of Yogyakarta is home to 172,000 creative workers who collectively contribute US$230 million to the economy, and here we examine the disruption to their lives caused by COVID-19 and their responses and strategies for coping with it.

University of Melbourne Researchers