Creative Catalyst


Elevate your creative endeavors in ACE-YS Creative Catalyst – Creator program, tapping into unparalleled market access and network of potential investors.

Creative Catalyst all across ASEAN+3 Countries consisting of Creative Practitioners, Creative Entrepreneurs and  Community Leaders whom applied as a Creator will be provided access to new opportunities to potential funding and market

Apply now to connect, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other creative catalysts to visualize the advancements needed in the creative and digital industry, and grow your existing initiatives.

ACE-YS will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 28-29 October 2023.

Who are the Creative Catalyst Creator?

Creative Practitioners

  • Demonstrated skill and talent in a creative field such as visual arts, performing arts, design, writing, music, film, etc.
  • Portfolio or examples of previous work showcasing creativity and innovation.
  • Passion for their craft and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team.
  • Potential for creating a positive impact within the creative and digital economy.

Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Founder or co-founder of a creative business that has shown growth and innovation.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills and business acumen in the creative industry.
  • Positive impact on the local or regional creative ecosystem.
    Strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Vision for the future of the creative and digital economy and plans for sustainable growth.

Community Leaders

  • Active involvement and contribution to the local creative community.
  • Demonstrated efforts in fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among creative professionals.
  • Commitment to empowering and supporting emerging talent.
  • Advocacy for diversity, inclusivity, and social impact within the creative industry.
  • Engagement in initiatives that promote the growth and sustainability of the creative and digital economy.

The Program

Why You should apply as Creator?


Collaborate on opportunities


Increase your visibility


Gain access to investors


Join in the ACE-YS community

What are you going to experience as a Creative Catalyst Creator?

As a Creative Catalyst Creator, your ACE-YS experience is packed with opportunities to showcase your talents, gain insights, and connect with industry experts.

You’ll have the chance to exhibit your creative work at the ‘Show & Tell’ exhibition, where you can captivate and inspire your peers and future collaborators with your projects and innovations.

Join our panel discussion on ‘Access to Funding & Markets for Creative Products, Projects, and Services‘ to learn valuable strategies and insights for taking your creations to the next level.

But the most exciting part awaits at our ‘Speed Networking: Investors >< Creators Meet Up.’ This dynamic session offers the perfect platform to connect with potential investors and collaborators, opening doors to exciting opportunities for your creative endeavors.

ACE-YS is your gateway to the future of the creative and digital economy, where your ideas and innovations take center stage.

How to apply?

Applications must be made through the ACE-YS Creative Catalyst form by midnight Jakarta Time (GMT +7) on Wednesday, October 25 2023. Applications will only be accepted if submitted via the link above.

Application Timeline

9 October

Application Deadline 

10 - 11 October

Selection process

12 October

Selected Creators are informed via email and selected Delegates announced online

Friday, 27 October

Creative Catalysts arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia and attend Welcoming Dinner

Saturday, 28 October - Sunday, 29 October

Two full days of summit 

Monday, 30 October

Participants departure from Jakarta, Indonesia

Board of Curators

Stay tune for our Board of Curators announcement!