Creative economy

Rakennustaidetta. KUVA: TeamFinlnad/ Jukka RapoCreative 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.

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.

Creative industries account for less than four per cent of Finland’s GDP, and the goal is to get nearer to the EU’s seven per cent average.

The new creative economy roadmap aims to support the growth of businesses in the creative industries. New professionals are needed in many areas of competence; more IPR skills are needed in all businesses, and knowledge of the procurement process in the public sector is one example of important skills when selling services. It is necessary to boost data and analytics competence, too.

The roadmap measures are divided into five main themes:

  • Identifying ecosystems and networks and changes in value chains
  • Different kinds of skill gaps
  • Business development services
  • Measures to promote growth and internationalisation
  • Assessment methods and indicators

Contact information

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  0295330067  


Kirsi Kaunisharju, kulttuuriasiainneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Kulttuuri- ja taidepolitiikan osasto (KUPO), Strategic Steering Division 0295330144