Creative economy emphasises the significance and added value of culture and creativity in the national economy. Exploitation of the skills, products and services of creative industries has become a significant competitiveness factor for Finland.
A working group appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health submitted its report on the reinforcement of creative economy in Finland on 12 April 2017. The report reviews barriers to making use of creative competence. It contains proposals for developing business activities and employment, for reforming funding instruments and for developing social security for creative professionals and artists.
Before this, policies for the development of creative economy have been outlined in the Government resolution on a development programme for intangible value creation 2014-2020. The resolution brings together the key policy measures included in the intellectual property rights strategy, the development of business and entrepreneurship in the creative industries, and the national design programme.
The Ministry of Education and Culture promotes creative economy by supporting product and service development, creative expertise, exports and market entries, and cultural tourism. The Ministry also seeks to develop the networking possibilities, internationalisation and competitiveness of actors in the creative industries.
Promoting the creative economy and intangible value creation as spearheading growth sectors. Report of the working group on recognising the creative sectors as a driver of Finnish economy and employment (only in Finnish)
Kimmo Aulake, Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Education and Culture, Kulttuuri- ja taidepolitiikan osasto (KUPO), Division for Copyright Policy and Audiovisual Culture Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council Telephone:0295330067
Kirsi Kaunisharju, kulttuuriasiainneuvos
Ministry of Education and Culture, Kulttuuri- ja taidepolitiikan osasto (KUPO), Taiteen ja kulttuuriperinnön vastuualue (TAKU) Telephone:0295330144