Over EUR 8 million in support for reshaping cultural and creative industries
Minister of Science and Culture Sari Multala awarded EUR 8,383,890 million in discretionary government grants to those operating in the cultural and creative industries to create innovative services and to devise novel production and operating procedures.
The grant application was the third batch of the Ministry’s EUR 30 million financial support for reshaping the cultural and creative industries.
The support provides means for the cultural and creative industries to reform their services and their production and operating procedures and for these industries to become more digitalised. The goal is to create more jobs in the creative sector and increase the sector’s current GDP ratio significantly by 2026. Supported projects contribute to achieving the objectives of the roadmap for creative economy.
“The support provides means for the cultural and creative industries to digitalise and to reform their services and their production and operating procedures,” says Minister of Science and Culture Sari Multala.
Altogether 118 applications were submitted by the closing date. Support was awarded to 20 projects. The Ministry of Education and Culture grants a total of EUR 30 million in structural support for the renewal of the cultural and creative sectors. The first application round took place in 2021 and the second in 2022, with EUR 4 million and EUR 13.72 million made available in grants, respectively. The fourth and final application round is scheduled to take place at the turn of 2023–2024.
- More information on structural support and grants awarded (in Finnish)
- Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland: Recovery and Resilience Plan
Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland
Finland's Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) is part of the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland. The Sustainable Growth Programme boosts competitiveness, investment, research, development and innovation, and measures to raise skill levels. It is funded from the one-off EU Recovery and Resilience Facility.
The programme is divided into four pillars. The structural support for renewing the cultural and creative sectors belongs in pillar three called: Raising the employment rate and skill levels to accelerate sustainable growth.
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