Creative Moldova National Programme to be launched in 2022
17:12 | 26.07.2022 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 26 July /MOLDPRES/ - The Culture Ministry and the Future Technologies Activity (FTA) project, financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Moldova and the Embassy of Sweden in Chisinau, in partnership with COR Creative Industries Associations in Moldova, develops the Creative Moldova National Programme – part of the government’s Action Plan for this year.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, Culture Minister Sergiu Prodan said that on 25 July he had participated in a session on presenting the first conclusions precursory to the preparing of the Creative Moldova National Programme, of the results of the interviews made with central and local public authorities of the sector, business, academic environment, civil society, as well as of setting the next steps due to be taken.
”The programme, created for Moldova for the first time ever, is set to develop a competitive, creative, inclusive and sustainable economy, generating social, economic and environmental benefits. The programme will boost the development of creative industries from the country and will position Moldova as a centre (hub) of creative services and products, crea-tech, innovative and high-quality cultural actions,’’ Sergiu Prodan said.
According to the culture minister, Moldova benefits from international expertise in the creation of the Creative Moldova National Programme. The British Company Tom Fleming Consulting assists Moldova in this process. This company backed more states in the development of cultural and creative strategies, such as Georgia, Greece, Norway, Turkey, Ukraine, etc.
The creative industries from Moldova are represented by over 2,000 enterprises with 10,000 employees, 2,500 professionals, with economic activities in the fields of design, advertising, digital media, architecture, music, cinematography, theatre, cartoons, books’ editing, virtual reality, etc. In 2020, the incomes of those over 2,000 companies from the creative sector amounted to 150 million dollars.