Dubai Culture launched a framework for the creative economy


The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched the “Dubai Framework for Cultural Statistics” which defines a comprehensive local statistical framework and a classification of areas and activities of the creative economy in the Emirate in accordance with international benchmarks and standards of this area. His Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Culture, asserted that the new statistical framework has been developed to adapt to the cultural position of the emirate through the use of data points that allow a international comparison.

“The Dubai Framework for Cultural Statistics” builds on the UNESCO framework for cultural statistics as the main benchmark within the creative industry, and on the Eurostat framework, with the addition of classifications and descriptions that match the local cultural and creative scene and serve the creative sector in Dubai.

The framework supports the methodology of planning impactful strategic projects that support the sustainability of cultural and creative industries sectors, develop a stimulating environment for them, identify aspirations and trends of cultural and creative talents on a global scale, attract them to live and prosper in Dubai, and enable them to flourish with their creativity, innovations and intellectual property in all creative fields, helping to advance Dubai’s creative scene and achieve positive economic and social impact. This step has direct implications for the realization of Dubai’s Creative Economy Strategy, which aims to make Dubai the Creative Economy Capital of the World by 2026.

His Highness added, “The cultural and creative industries sectors in Dubai have experienced steady organic growth over the past few years, thanks to a number of factors. The credit goes to the support of our wise leadership for this promising sector and to the efforts of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority to strengthen the three pillars of the creative sector which are: the human capital of creative talents, the favorable institutional and regulatory environment. who the government plans in terms of policies and legislation, and finally, the availability of catalysts that support the health of the sector, such as the maturity of urban infrastructure and quality of life; exclusivity where the unique characteristics of the city allow it to generate value, attract and develop creative talents, and the public to benefit from its production; provide the supporting infrastructure; and a mature digital environment, as digitization enables innovation and the development of methods and tools that can increase access to the entire value chain of certain sectors of the cultural and creative industries, thus improving their efficiency . All of this has enabled Dubai to attract global investment and creative talent in this vital and important creative sector. “

The Dubai Framework for Culture Statistics includes all international statistical classification systems and current relevant international standards in international classification code tables, production activity tables and cultural goods and services and their definitions according to the Classification international standard of industries (ISIC4). The cultural domains that have been defined in the framework represent the six main sectors: cultural and natural heritage, books and press, performing arts and celebration, audiovisual and interactive media, visual arts and crafts, and design and creation services, in particular. plus other areas that derive from it.

Dubai Culture, as part of its Roadmap for the Creative Economy Strategy 2021-2026, commits to developing mechanisms, legislative frameworks, regulations and policies that ensure the ease of doing business in the areas creative by investing in its partnerships with government, semi-government and private partners. entities.


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