For decades, Puerto Rican artists have helped shape the modern musical landscape in jazz, country, pop, and urban music. Creative professionals are also making their mark, accelerating the island’s vibrant creative industries economy in film, media, web, and software design.
More than 1,590 companies in Puerto Rico are directly involved in creative industries. Subsectors with the most jobs include –
Experience the wonder of the island’s vibrant art scene and immerse yourself in a diverse range of cultural events filled with unique performances, music, and dance.
A well-rounded creative industry is alive in Puerto Rico. These industries contribute to the larger local talent pool, particularly in the knowledge services for design, architecture, planning, and other aspects of business development.
Accounting for 19% of the creative industries ecosystem, a variety of cutting-edge advertising and marketing agencies call Puerto Rico home.
With more than 80 world-class museums, Puerto Rico has become a destination for a solid artistic community that creates and celebrates the arts. Visit Old San Juan, one of the best repositories of Puerto Rican arts and crafts, or the Museo de Arte de Ponce featuring works from local artists and more.
Puerto Rico has served as a backdrop for many famous movies, TV shows, and creative inspiration due to its convenient proximity to the US, film industry tax incentives, diverse landscape, and versatile locations.
With the 6th highest concentration of engineers and scientists globally, the island offers a bustling industry comprised of highly skilled talent that answers the strong demand for professionals in this space.
A lively culture, rich historic landscape, and ideal tropical environment allow experienced businesses in the publishing space to offer valuable services for their clients.
The Puerto Rico Incentives Code (Act 60) provides generous support for creative industries. Eligible activities include:
Tax credits for film productions include:
Puerto Rico provides proximity to the United States, film industry tax incentives, a diverse landscape, and versatile locations. A new $70 million movie studio is being developed on a 14-acre lot in San Juan. The list of advantages on set and backstage keeps growing.
Source: The Sifre Group, LLC
Puerto Rico’s Creative Industries sector is supported by a variety of local and federal organizations.