The report, written by Violeta Simjanovska and Katerina Mojanchevska, provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in North Macedonia, and offers insights into the challenges and needs of the sector, as well as the mitigation measures implemented to address them. It has been developed based on data collected through a combination of surveys and interviews with stakeholders in the CCI sector, as well as analysis of available data and literature on the topic.
The document examines the general context of the CCI sector in North Macedonia, including its financing and governance structures, and presents an analysis of the challenges and needs of the CCI sector before and during the COVID-19 crisis. It describes the impact of COVID-19, including its effects on the strategic and operational levels of CCIs, audience engagement, skills and knowledge, business opportunities, creativity and innovation, sustainability, and digitalisation and provides an analysis of the economic outlook for the CCI sector.
The study also provides a detailed analysis of the effects of the pandemic on specific subsectors of the CCI, specifically cinema, press and publishing, audio-visual, music industry, cultural heritage and museums, architecture, video game industry, performing arts, crafts, event industry, marketing and design, and visual arts. The report also includes a section on COVID-19 mitigation measures for the CCI sector in North Macedonia, which discusses the policy measures implemented by the North Macedonian government to support the CCI sector during the crisis.
Overall, the report provides a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the CCI sector in North Macedonia, and highlights the need for further support and funding for the CCI sector in order to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic.