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The cultural and creative industries are key in developing our city and region towards quality of life for residents, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.
It significantly contributes to building the image of the city and the region, increasing their attractiveness for tourists and investors.
It is precisely these objectives that we want to fulfil in connection with the title of European Capital of Culture.

We are currently witnessing a global trend of cluster development. They are becoming an important tool for increasing the competitiveness of cities and regions. Clusters emerge as groups of mutually independent organisations (but also individuals–creatives) that specialise in a particular sector. The purpose of cooperation is to develop joint activities and growth in competitiveness.

Let's create the Trenčín Creative Cluster together!

What's new

Advantages of clusters

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Why Creative Cluster

The term 'cultural and creative industries' covers a broad group of industries based on the use of creativity, talent or intellectual property. This sector mainly includes literature, music, film and the visual arts, but also includes the activities of publishers, galleries, museums, libraries and other cultural institutions, as well as design, architecture and digital creation.


The cultural and creative industries sector brings important added value in promoting inclusion and cultural diversity. It is these aspects, combined with creativity as a fundamental driver of culture and art, that have motivated us to actively develop the idea of the Trenčín Creative Cluster, which we present in our 

Bid Book.

The economic importance of the sector and its share of GDP is growing. In 2019, the cultural and creative industries sector in Slovakia accounted for 1.7% of the GDP of the economy as a whole. Between 2017 and 2019, there has been an absolute increase in the share of culture and creative industries in GDP from €1.39 billion in 2017 to €1.60 billion in 2019, an absolute increase of €206 million.

Who can be a member of the cluster

A member of the cluster can be any organization, educational or public institution, small and medium-sized enterprises, self-employed persons. The quantity of members is not essential. What matters is motivation, mutual cooperation and communication.

What has happened so far?

Other activities

Targeted meetings and workshops (1 to 2 events before summer 2023) with those interested in the topic, identifying needs and ideas and planning next steps to form a cluster or similar initiative. Implemented in cooperation with representatives of the Zlín Creative Cluster.


Project Creative cluster
is managed by

Zdenka Pepelová

Project Manager fot the Culturaland Creative Industries

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