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8. Creativity and Culture

8.6 Developing entrepreneurial skills through culture

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  1. Developing entrepreneurial skills through cultural activities
  2. Support young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors

Developing entrepreneurial skills through cultural activities

According to unanimous expert opinion, the creative economy makes a very important contribution to economic value creation and positively influences the development of the labour market, with the creation of both high and low-skilled jobs. Thus the cultural and creative economy in East Belgium represents a share of approximately 2.5 % of the gross value creation in the gross domestic product. This makes East Belgium one of the "most creative" regions. It is also undisputed that the cultural and creative economy has an important influence on the innovative ability of the economy and creates a growth market for artists, cultural professions and creative professions. The labour market benefit is thus evident as the cultural and creative sector is the bearer or even driver of jobs and creates independence.

Support young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors

"How I met my Idea": event for creative economists: various creative economists present their ideas and projects, platform for exchange of ideas.

Culture in Focus -"Earning money creatively": workshops for cultural and creative economists (2016, 2017) on various topics on all areas of "earning money creatively". The aim is intended to be to offer the creative economists the opportunity to become professionalised. The provision is free of charge for attendees.