Strengthening the independent culture industry regionally

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Key objectives of the measure:

Providing support to independent and autonomous creative businesses of all sizes in all phases of their economic development through information, contacts and expertise; seizing the opportunities of creative industries

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

1 Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft (Hamburg Creative Society), 2010, subsidiary of the city
2 Kulturförderpunkt (Culture Funding Point) Berlin, since autumn 2013
3 Kreatives Brandenburg (Creative Brandenburg) – Portal for cultural professionals and the creative industry

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1 Hamburg: Creating jobs in all 11 sub-markets of the creative industry through improvement of real estate offerings, opportunities for financing and funding, customer-oriented advising and coaching, further education and networking: raising awareness of the potential of this newly emerging industrial complex in politics, the media, and traditional industries
2 Berlin: Enabling projects to be realised through informational events and database on funding programmes; application process facilitated; orientation offered regarding funding
3 Brandenburg: Providing information about events, products, and network-building in the creative scene

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

1 750,000 EUR in institutional funding from the City of Hamburg, third-party funding from the EU (European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF)) and the private sector
2 Supported by the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs and the ERDF
3 Supported by funding from the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Land of Brandenburg

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Hamburg: Comprehensive positive evaluation led to removal of the project’s time limit in 2013; ongoing evaluation through annual target and performance agreements

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain