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8. Creativity and Culture

8.7 Fostering the creative use of new technologies

Last update: 29 January 2024


New technologies in support of creativity and innovation 


Slovakia is a country where digitalization will have a strong impact on the future economic development. Slovakia’s overall digitalization level, measured by the Digital Economy and Society Index “DESI” from the European Commission, is about that of an average Central European country. 

Currently, 2030 Digital Transformation Strategy for Slovakia is prepared. Deploying reliable digital infrastructure, including digitalisation of schools and enhancing digital government services is key to enabling the gigital transformation across the economy and society, according OECD Economic Survey overview.   


Slovenská inovačná a energetická agentúra (the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency) supports small and medium entrepreneurs via creative vouchers.  The support in the form of creative vouchers is provided from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget through the Operational Program Integrated Infrastructure 2014 - 2020. The national project Support for the Development of the Creative Industry in Slovakia enables small and medium-sized enterprises to access the professional services of the creative industry, thanks to which they can increase their competitiveness and innovation potential.  

Support for the new media usage in art and culture in Slovakia as well as educational and training activities are the domain of different groups of active individuals and civic associations but partially also of some university colleges and departments

  • promoting the development of knowledge and skills in the fields of technology, science, art and culture, 

  • utilization of new technologies and media and their creative use in artistic practice. 


The most significant digitization of the cultural heritage took place in 2012-2016 through activities of the institutions of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic: 

Target groups: 

  • General public (including pupils and school students); 


  • projects were funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Information Society. 

Other opportunities for youth to access culture provided by NGOs: 

MONOSKOP - Database of collaborative studies and works in the field of art, media and humanities. / wiki for collaborative studies of arts, media and humanities, 

MULTIPLACE network - organization of the New media art and culture festival.  

Target groups: 

  • Beginning artists, students of arts etc. 


  • Donors, private sources, participation fees.