Seychelles: Establishing culture as a driving force for economic and social development

Key Results

The Creative Industries Policy recommends that a dedicated Seychelles Agency for Creative Industries be created to coordinate managing functions and deliver capacity-building activities.

The Implementation Strategy for Music Industry Development addresses the following main areas of intervention: product and service supply, organizational structure, investments, domestic market development, training, regulation and policy, digital technology and multi-media.

Please consult here a summary of the overall results of the missions and the future steps to be taken.

Context

To develop its domestic cultural market, Seychelles elaborated a Culture Department Strategic Plan 2011-2015 which included a mapping study entitled ‘The General Overview of the Creative Industry in Seychelles’. This study emphasized some of the challenges faced by Seychelles, such as lack of training, weak industrial development, low circulation of cultural goods and services, lack of information on the rights of artists.

With the adoption of the 2010 Licensing Amendment Act and the 2010 Investment Act, the government of Seychelles sought technical assistance from UNESCO to assist cultural entrepreneurs in creating and marketing their cultural goods and services.

General Aim

The aim of the project was to provide assistance to the Government for the elaboration of a Creative industries policy and music sector strategy, also leading to the establishment of a dedicated government-wide agency, the Seychelles Agency for Creative Industries.

The Creative Industries Policy recommends that a dedicated Seychelles Agency for Creative Industries be created to coordinate managing functions and deliver capacity-building activities.

The Implementation Strategy for Music Industry Development addresses the following main areas of intervention: product and service supply, organizational structure, investments, domestic market development, training, regulation and policy, digital technology and multi-media.

Please consult here a summary of the overall results of the missions and the future steps to be taken.