Creative industries The cultural and social impact of creative industries is well proven as they influence us on a daily basis. The economic impact is often less obvious, however, it is no less real. In Luxembourg, the creative industries sector represents more than 7,000 employees in more than 2,000 companies with an annual turnover exceeding 900 million euros. A diversified sector… Creative industries bring together a number of businesses and activities. Twelve distinct industries can be identified: crafts and manufacturing, visual arts, films and audio-visual, design, fashion design, gaming, music, marketing and communication, literature, performing arts and music, digital media and publishing. …with renowned players When you think of “creativity” in Luxembourg, it is impossible not to think of the RTL Group. Well established in Luxembourg and now headquartered in a brand new building in Kirchberg, the RTL Group has close to 60 television channels and more than 30 radio stations in Europe and employs more than 500 people in Luxembourg. Another essential media entity is Maison Moderne, the first independent media company which, due to its size (more than 100 collaborators) and its position, has become an important business partner in Luxembourg, awarded dozens of times internationally for its creativity and publications. Equally, Rockhal must me mentioned, with its infrastructure and the Rocklab; the OAI (Ordre des Architectes et Ingénieurs-Conseils/ Order of Architects and Consulting Engineers) with 1,700 members, as well as the Differdange Creative Hub 1535° which brings together in a single location, many important players in a wide variety of creative fields. Luxembourgish creativity is beginning to gain in international renown and export as proven with the Oscar Award for best animated short film in 2014 for the Zeilt production company or the 2016 Grammy Award for songwriter and conductor Gast Waltzing in the category “Best World Music Album” for the album “Angelique Kidjo Sings with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg”. This international recognition shows the fantastic development potential of Luxembourg’s creative industries sector. Luxembourg Creative Industries Cluster Launched by the Secretary of State of the Economy, Francine Closener, in early 2017 and managed by Luxinnovation, the Creative Industries Cluster has the mission to catalogue existing instruments (financial aid, training opportunities, advice), to bring together the different players of the sector and to promote them. Thus, the cluster contributes to strengthening the links between the different creatives by encouraging and facilitating the development of new business opportunities.