Batik artisans attend financial workshop in Cirebon

Batik artisans attend financial workshop in Cirebon

Photo document of batik painting. (ANTARA/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)

Through this workshop, Bekraf provided opportunities for start-ups to access capital sources such as NBFIs."
Cirebon (ANTARA News) - The Economic Creative Agency (Bekraf) on Friday held a financial workshop for batik artisans in Cirebon, West Java, to train them on how to make their products more saleable and how to access capital.

The theme of the workshop was "Capacity Building Creative Business Communities".

Sugeng Santoso, access non-banking director of Bekraf, said the workshop suggested sources the artisans could approach for capital, such as non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs).

"The participants are local artists from Cirebon region, such as Cirebon, Indramayu, Kuningan and Majalengka," he said.

"Through this workshop, Bekraf provided opportunities for start-ups to access capital sources such as NBFIs," he added.

He said the capital can be procured from NBFIs actors creative economy, a venture capital firm, and Revolving Fund Management Institution Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (LPDB-KUMKM).

Sugeng said Bekraf has signed an agreement with PBMT Ventura through the Access Non-Banking Directorate, Deputy II Capital Access Bekraf. In addition to providing financial services, PBMT Ventura also distributes funds entrusted for the financing of micro, small and medium enterprises through the BMT network.

"This cooperation includes providing technical guidance and supervision of the execution of policies and programs," Sugeng said.

Bekraf hopes the workshop will help artists and the creative sector that has yet to get loans from LPDB and PBMT increase their business capacity, variety and the quality of export-oriented products.

(Reported By Khaerul Izan/A074/INE/KR-BSR/O001)

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