(last updated: 07.09.2015)
Creative industries (CI) have an increasing role in strengthening the state’s competitiveness and developing a knowledge-based economy.
Creativity is becoming the key component in several sectors and this has a focal role in achieving not only economic objectives, but also improving our environment, quality of life, innovation and competitiveness.
As a result, creative industries play a considerable role in regional development, tourism and increasing the state’s export capacity.
A study has shown that in 2011 over 7000 companies and institutions operated in the creative industries sector, amounting to 11.4% of the total number of companies in Estonia. It also revealed that over 29 000 people were employed in the creative industries, accounting for 4.8% of Estonia’s working population; and that does not even include professionals!
The creative sector is growing constantly so that nowadays the sector accounts for 3% of the Estonian economy.
There really is creativity in Estonia!
Text by LoovEesti/CreativeEstonia
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Estonian Design Centre
Estonian Association of Designers
Estonian Design House
Estonian Centre of Architecture
Union of Estonian Architects
Music Export Estonia
Estonian Music Development Center
Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
Center For Contemporary Arts Estonia
Estonian Film Institute
Estonian Film Industry Cluster
Draamamaa - Estonian Theatre Agency
Estonian Literature Centre
Estonian Publishers’ Association
Estonian Association of Advertising Agencies
Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union
Tallinn Business Incubators
The Centre for Entrepreneurship (University of Tartu)
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub)
Creativity Center in Haapsalu