The Creative Industries Platform has published the results of its second Sector Needs Survey, aiming to raise awareness on the existing challenges that Georgia’s creative industries face.
The survey was conducted in November and December of 2020. The aim of the research is to identify the needs that will contribute to the development and sustainability of the creative industries sector. Over 400 sector representatives took part in the study.
As well as shaping Georgia’s history and culture, the cultural and creative sectors have an economic potency that shouldn’t go unnoticed. The robustness of those is essential for ensuring the continued development of society is at the heart of Georgia’s economy. But the government has not yet attempted to measure the creative industry’s economic potential or to think strategically about its importance. The Creative Industries Platform offers some early-stage ideas to try and address such challenges.
The survey stresses three main challenges: that the cultural and creative sectors do not represent the state’s priority points (35.2%); the need for changes in the legal framework (35.2%) and the need for extensive, quality research in the field of creative culture (33.9%).
Most creative industries need the following services: regular information on local, regional and international news (60.1%), participation in educational activities (53.3%), professional networking, which provides a system of information exchange, support and connections (42.2%), among others.
The Creative Industries Platform was established in 2020 and today unites more than 700 representatives of the field. The platform conducts field research of various scales, working to promotenon-formal education for professionals employed in the sector and to facilitate communication between creative industries and other interested sectors.