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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

In accordance to the National Policy Statement for the Enhancement of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Cyprus (2015) the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth aims at promoting entrepreneurial mindset through the educational system, as mentioned in Chapter 3.8 Development of entrepreneurship competence. In the same chapter, information can be obtained on the enhancement of entrepreneurial activities in the public universities. There is no strategic focus to the development of entrepreneurial skills through cultural activities. This is rather acquired experientially through the cultural activities of the schools and universities.

As also mentioned in sub-chapter 8.4 Promoting Culture and cultural participation, there are several funding opportunities for cultural activities that stimulate entrepreneurial skills in young people. In chapter 3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs there is information on entrepreneurship funding schemes that incorporate cultural activities as well.

Support young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors

Support to young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors is provided through the funding schemes of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth (sub-chapter 8.4 Promoting Culture and cultural participation) and the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry (sub-chapter 3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs).