Creative Industries

More than 352 000 people work in the creative industries in Ukraine. Our designers, architects, artists, musicians, illustrators, videographers recognized around the world - they build the new image of Ukraine and help the country develop an international reputation for creative talent excellence.

Ukraine: a springboard for creative ideas

The current year, 2021, is the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. The international community’s exceptional attention to the role of creative industries is caused by their dynamic growth and a significant impact on both developed and developing countries’ economies.

Enjoy the variety of creative industries

To the creative industries, Ukraine includes 34 types of economic activity that can be divided into such industries as visual arts, performing arts, literature, publishing, audio and audiovisual art, design, fashion, new media and IT, architecture, advertising, marketing, public relations, libraries, archives and museums, folk arts and crafts.

Major highlights

117.2 billion
hryvnias

The gross value added of creative industries amounted to in 2019.
The contribution of creative industries to Ukraine’s economy continues to increase (3.95% of total value-added).

352,000
people

are working in companies related to the Creative Industry. It counts 3.6% of all employees and compared to 2013, it grew to almost 40%.

54%
of the total gross value

IT is the most significant creative industry in Ukraine. IT’s development is much ahead of developing other creative industries that provided this industry with a dominant position.

5.4 billion
US dollars

exports of creative services rose to in 2019. Simultaneously, the export of creative services same year amounted to 30% of total exports of services and 6.1% of imports.

Up to 65%
 

Of export growth in 2020 is demonstrated Information services (+ 65%), Audiovisual and related services (+ 24%), Computer services (+ 21%), and Advertising and marketing (11%).

120%
 

An increase in value-added created by creative industries by 1 hryvnia causes an increase in the economy’s gross value by 2.20 UAH. That made an additional UAH 1.20 of value-added.

Creative industries in Ukraine is blooming- let’s see some of the highly promising sectors

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Current state

The current year, 2021, is the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. The international community’s exceptional attention to the role of creative industries is caused by their dynamic growth and a significant impact on both developed and developing countries’ economies.

The International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development could not have come at a more relevant time.

The COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed the creative economy.
From creation, production, distribution to access, no actor within the creative value chain has been spared its impact.

The health crisis also revealed and worsened the pre-existing vulnerabilities within the culture sector. Many artists and cultural professionals have been ineligible for social and economic assistance that saved workers in other sectors. While we consumed cultural content online more than ever before, artists and creators rarely received fair remuneration for our clicks and views.

Industry Challenges

Contact person

Pavlo Bilodid

Head of the International Association Culture and Creativity
Email: pavlo.bilodid@gmail.com

In summary, the KSE analysts in the report “Creative Industries: impact on the economic development of Ukraine” conclude that the government spending in the creative industries to achieve a more significant economic effect should not only increase the spendings for the industry and the consumption of their products but also emphasize it on the development of production capacity of these industries.

Our Partner on Creative Industries is Association Culture&Creativity Association.

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