Entrepreneurship in Cultural and Creative Industries

Ministry of Culture and Media
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The key objective of the measure is to give support for the nascent cultural entrepreneurship programmes so as to boost the fragile cultural and creative industries in the Republic of Croatia. The initial version of the Programme was developed more than ten years ago as a joint venture with the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship. However, in the last couple of years, the changes were introduced to the measure changing from programme for 'Entrepreneurship in Culture' to 'Entrepreneurship in Cultural and Creative Industries' and now only being implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Media. The public call for projects is opened on a yearly basis, and it is oriented to the developing new business models that are based on the recognition of the creative competencies and to support the employment in the fields of cultural and creative industries. The programme supports activities that contribute to the development and strengthening of the capacities and competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries, enhance their visibility, and support further networking opportunities.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
In 2015 the number of submitted programme applications was 119 and the number of supported programmes was 60 while the maximal-minimal amount of support for programmes varied between 98.000KN-20.000KN. In 2016 the situation was somewhat similar, the number of submitted programme applications was 116, with again 60 supported programmes, whose maximal-minimal amount of support varied between 80.000KN-20.000KN. With the higher budget earmarked for the programme in 2017 the situation changed: Ministry received 242 programme applications, supported 107 programmes with maximal-minimal amount of support from 250.000KN-20.000KN. In 2018 the programme budget was additionally augmented so that 266 applications were received, 119 programmes supported with the maximal-minimal amount of support again ranging from 250.000KN to 20.000KN.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
2018 - 1.250.000USD
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
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