The Creative Industries Festival was inaugurated today in Chisinau. Until June 5, about a thousand people will have the opportunity to participate in activities in which they will present the diversity and economic potential of the creative industries from Moldova and the world. The event is organized by the Creative Industries Center Artcor, under the auspices of President Maia Sandu.
Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy Dumitru Alaiba noted in opening the event that this festival aims to celebrate innovation and creation. “Creative industries have a great economic potential and can provide a place to live and work for many talents in our country”, said the official.
Minister of Culture Sergiu Prodan declared that “creative industries have a special role, precisely because they represent a Terra Nova (…) Is there any industry that does not involve creativity? I don’t think so. To make a product, you have to create it, make a design. All industry is about is creativity, really”.
“It’s so exciting to see how this event develops over the years and becomes more and more international. The US believes that the creative arts are truly essential to a nation’s economic growth, helping to create jobs and boost tourism. The United States is trying to support our Moldovan partners in the important work they are doing to develop the creative industries sector”, said Laura Hruby, Chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Moldova.
“I saw with my own eyes that Moldova has talent, without a doubt. In my role as ambassador, I had the opportunity to attend various fashion shows, concerts, exhibitions and I saw how much talent there is in this country. I love Artcor because it symbolizes the best of the creative industries. They enrich our lives and when the creative industries prosper, the Republic of Moldova prospers too”, said Steven Fisher, the British ambassador to Moldova.
Viorica Cerbușca, director of Artcor, stated that today the creative industry represents more than two thousand companies, employs over ten thousand people, the vast majority of them are young. “That’s why we are here, to create opportunities for these young people and for them to see that their future can be here, at home, in the Republic of Moldova, and for those who left to see that they can return home”.
On June 3, the Festival will continue with an international conference of speakers and a Vernissage of Moldovan artists, hosted by Romanian Design Week, followed by a concert by the band Via Dacă. On June 4, the international experts present at the June 3 conference will hold free workshops for professionals (positioning, design, photography, street art, music). The evening will culminate with an electronic music concert. The day of June 5 will be dedicated to public policies and the economic development of the creative industries.