Research Reports

Creative economy in Georgia - baseline study of key indicators, characteristics and needs
Monday, 14 November, 2022

The document (Creative Economy in Georgia: Baseline Study of Key Indicators, Characteristics, and Needs) is part of “Creative Twist - Boosting the Cultural and Creative Industries in Georgia,” a project implemented by LEPL Creative Georgia with the financial support of the IFCD.

The report combines the results of a full-scale baseline research conducted for the first time on the general condition of Georgia’s creative economy, its needs, resources, and development prospects. This document will prelude the medium-term State strategy for developing a creative economy on the national level and the corresponding action plans.

The paper is divided into four parts: (1) a brief overview of the policies, legislation, funding schemes and stimulation mechanisms related to Georgia’s creative industries, (2) a study of the economic indicators of the creative industries as unified and sub-sectorial systems, (3) an analysis of the needs and opportunities of the creative industries based on the results of the qualitative study conducted in Tbilisi and across the regions of Georgia, (4) an analysis of the internationalisation prospects of the creative industries based on the results of the quantitative study.