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Call for Nominations: International Prize for the Creative Economy

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Created in 2020, the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy Prize rewards exceptional initiatives that support young entrepreneurs in the field of the creative economy.

The creative economy includes sectors such as cinema/audio-visual, design, media arts, music, performing arts, publishing, visual arts. Today, culture and creativity accounts for 3.1% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 6.2% of all employment.

Creative entrepreneurship is one of the engines of the creative economy. It is the aptitude, energy and skills base that – together with creativity – underpins the success of the creative sector. Creative entrepreneurs inhabit every sector of the creative economy. They provide business skills and analysis to creative endeavours, bringing them out of the sphere of personal reflection and expression, into the public domain and marketplace.

The 2023 Call for Nominations is now open and closes on Saturday December 10, 2022. The prize awards US$ 50, 000 on a biennial basis.

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