The creative culture industry's output is expected to top NT$55 billion (about US$1.7 billion) by 2011 from last year's NT$47.9 billion and to create more than 6,000 job opportunities, an economic official said Tuesday.
The projection came after the Cabinet's Council for Economic Planning and Development approved a package proposed by the Council for Cultural Affairs to boost the development of arts and culture industry.
Under the package, NT$5.64 billion will be invested in the industry over the next four years, a CCA official said, noting that the industry is high value-added and can effectively lift Taiwan's international status.
The CCA will use the investment to push for the industrialization of the country's culture, crafts, and arts in an effort to transform Taiwan's economy, according to the official.
The package consists of three programs aimed at improving the environment for the industry, developing the craft creative industry and establishing a creative and cultural park, the official added.
The cultural council also plans to hold an international symposium to demonstrate Taiwan's cultural creativity in 2011, the official said.