With the liberalization of the Moldovan economy and its integration into the international value chains, the creative sector in the Republic of Moldova, which includes the so-called creative industries or cultural industries, has experienced an unprecedented rise. The creative industriy of the Republic of Moldova have a great development potential, with a positive impact on the country’s economic growth. The maintenance of its accelerated pace registered in the last two years, will drive the sector to the global market level. This sector comprises a fairly large number of fields - visual arts, musical arts, performing arts, decorative arts, which in turn fall into numerous sub-domains.
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Of all the creative sectors, the software industry ranks first in terms of contribution to GDP and is the second largest sector in terms of employment. In addition, the software industry has a high productivity level compared to the national average. This performance is due to the competitive advantages provided by the availability of cheap labor and tax incentives.
Creative Industry in Moldova - the main benefits
favorable interconnectivity between East and West
talents and human resources
access to state-of-the-art technologies
trade and tax incentives
The statistics confirms the attractiveness of this field showing that companies in the industry generated sales of 186 million dollars, and exported creative services of 61 million dollars, and creative goods -of $ 75 million between 2017-2018. The data show that the creative industries have an important share in the national economy, accounting 3.31% of GDP.
This area demonstrates growth potential similar to global trends. Proof is the growing number of creative companies and we see an increase of 20% in 2018 compared to 2015, respectively 1600 companies, which provide jobs for 11,000 young people.
In 2018, in the Republic of Moldova there was initiated the center of excellence dedicated to creative industries Artcor - a platform that unites the private sector and academia in the creative field aiming to become an engine of innovation, entrepreneurship development and stimulates the exchange of know-how and ideas. Artcor is intended for students, freelancers and start-ups in the creative fields and offers over 1000 m2 of co-working space, ideation, mini-offices, conference room, library, recording studio as well as access to educational programs for the design fields. interior design, sound engineering, animation, music, video game creation, VR, etc
In 2021, MEDIACOR was opened on the premises of the State University of the Republic of Moldova - the first digital-media production center in the Republic of Moldova, dedicated to all those who want to revolutionize the digital-media production in our country.
The first Moldovan virtual reality cartoon, "Wings", was awarded for Best Music, Best Soundtrack and Audience Award for Best Animation. The film was also awarded at the renowned international film and animation festivals "Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire" in France and "International Independent Film Awards" in the USA, Moldova being marked on the map as a regional center of creation and production.
The profile association of the creative industry is the Association of Creative Companies of Moldova - COR (http://cor.md/), which aims to support and represent companies and NGOs in the sector of creative industries in Moldova by ensuring growth, education and connection both locally and internationally.