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Petition is handing to the Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä. Eicca Toppinen, Virpi Suutari, Hannaleena Heiska, Lintilä, Anne Salomaa and Lauri Kaira are in the row.

Petition of Suomi elää luovuudesta campaign handed to Minister of Economic Affairs

Today, the Suomi elää luovuudesta (In Finland, creativity is life) campaign handed in its petition to Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre Party). In the petition, more than 4,700 well-known creative professionals and citizens appeal for increasing the appreciation and acknowledgement of the sector: for Finland, creative industries provide opportunities for sustainable growth and internationally significant commercial activities. The signees appealed to the Minister to convert cutbacks into investments and, in the future, place creative professions on an equal footing with other forms of livelihood.
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Vaatelaastarin tuotekuva. Kaksi lasta istuu katsomassa maisemaa, toppavaatteet on paikattu Vaatelaastareilla.

Financial support for the creative industries cut by half: DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants for cultural content and innovations under threat

The DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants awarded by AVEK to the creative industries will be cut by half in 2021. Distributed for almost 20 years, these grants are funded from a special appropriation granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture that comes from profits obtained from gaming operations. AVEK’s product development support has helped companies and products such as Supercell, Gigglebug Entertainment, Arilyn and Oikiat Design’s Vaatelaastari (FabPatch) get started. The drastic decrease in the amount of financial support is a new blow to the creative industries and threatens their reform and innovation.
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