The strategic project called "Creative Industries Package"

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The project entitled "Package for Creative Industries" is one of the so-called strategic projects included in the "Strategy for Responsible Development", which determines the priorities of the Polish state policy. It includes a number of mechanisms aimed at removing development barriers and supporting the development of Polish creative industries. The project includes, among others, the following activities:
- the "Development of Creative Industries" grant programme addressed to all creative industries, with priority given to video games, music, design and new media; within its framework, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage supports educational activities, exports of Polish creative industries, prototyping and product development, networking and research and analysis,
- The act on financial support for audiovisual production came into force in February 2019, thanks to the introduction of this instrument, producers of feature films, animated films, documentaries and series will be able to apply for 30% cash rebate, the operator of the so-called "incentives for audiovisual production" is the Polish Film Institute,
- BGK/EFI loan guarantees under the Creative Europe programme - possibility for SMEs from creative industries to benefit from preferential investment and working capital loans,
- cyclical industry educational and networking events organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and subordinate/supervised institutions,
- Work has been initiated on the introduction of a law on supporting the production of cultural video games,
- research and analyses were carried out on creative sectors (e.g. video game sector, music industry).

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The aim of the policy is to develop the Polish cultural and creative sectors and to strengthen their competitiveness in the EU and beyond. The individual tools of the "Package" are actions launched over the last few years, and some of them are still under preparation, so a comprehensive summary of measurable results will not be possible until some time. In the "Creative Sector Development" grant programme alone, in the years 2017-2020, financial support was provided to a total of about 300 projects from creative sectors.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

subsidy program "Development of Creative Sectors" - about PLN 5 million per year,
- The so-called "incentives for audiovisual production" - about PLN 200 million per year,
- BGK/EFI loan guarantees under the Creative Europe programme - the total maximum value of loans secured by guarantees in 2019-2022 may amount to PLN 525 million,
- tax credits for the production of cultural video games (at the design stage) - it is assumed that the sum of the granted credits will amount to approximately PLN 25 million annually

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the European Union Programs
Public Sector
Private Sector
Linklaters LLP
Private Sector
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Stowarzyszenie Polskie Gry
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Fundacja Music Export Poland
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Fundacja Indie Games Polska
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)