By definition, creative industries is an economic sector that is based on individual and collective creativity, skills and talent, and is capable of creating welfare and jobs through the generation and use of intellectual property.
- The total production of creative industries forms nearly 3 per cent of Estonian GDP.
- About 5,000 institutions and companies operate in the creative industries sector.
- Over 28,000 people are employed by these institutions and companies.
Creative industry areas in Estonia
In Estonia, creative industries include ten areas.
|Architecture||architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, planning (related field of activity)|
|Audiovisual field||film and video, broadcasting|
|Performing arts||theatre, dance, festivals|
|Information technology||entertainment IT|
|Publishing||publishing, printing (related field of activity)|
handicraft, museums, libraries
|Arts||visual arts, applied arts|
music businesses and organisations
|Advertising||advertising, media intermediation|
Creative industries and the European Union
Cultural industries is a branch of the economy, which produces and distributes goods and services that are believed to have special properties, uses or purposes at the time of their development, which include or carry cultural value despite their commercial value. This includes theatre performances, the visual arts, cultural heritage, cinema, DVDs and videos, television and radio, video games, new media, music, books and printed materials.
Creative industries, as opposed to cultural industries, also include other areas of the economy, which use culture as an input and have a cultural dimension, but the output of which is mainly functional (i.e., architecture, design, fashion, advertising). In Estonia the term “creative industries” is used to denote the same meaning as the European Union term “cultural and creative industries”.
- Estonian Centre of Architecture
- Estonian Design Centre
- Estonian Music Development Centre
- Music Estonia
- Estonian Theatre Agencys draamamaa.ee
- Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre
- Estonian Literature Development Centre
Incubators for creative industries