How much employment did creative industries create in Iran?

With the spread of the Internet and scientific and technological advances, creative methods for the production, distribution and consumption of goods have been created, which is one of the important bases of the creative economy. Creative industries are industries that are based on the creation and dissemination of knowledge and information. The roots of this concept go back to the cultural industries that emerged over time and with the information and communication technology revolution in the form of industries such as cinema, music, animation and computer games.

Today, cultural and creative industries are considered in many countries, and this has been due to the acceleration of economic growth and the realization of employment programs in these countries.

Although the amount of investment required to create a direct job in other industries is high, the creative and cultural industries require less investment to create jobs. In addition, job creation in the cultural industries is very diverse and includes a wide range of services. The cultural industry attracts more elites and professionals, and therefore can reduce the problem of unemployment in this group.

Issa Mansouri – Deputy Minister of Employment and Entrepreneurship Development, referring to the importance of creative industries in the field of entrepreneurship and knowledge-based businesses, says: “From the perspective of entrepreneurship in the field of creative arts industries, we can expect job creation and production of good products.” Not only artists, but also culture and art activists can benefit from it.

According to studies, about two million people are active in the country’s creative industries, which can increase the country’s share of the world’s economy and creative industries if they provide the appropriate capacities and bases. Regarding the number of employees in this field, he says: “According to estimates, about two million people are active in the country’s creative industries, and if they provide appropriate capacities and contexts and use knowledge, ideas, creativity and innovation, they can contribute to the world’s economy and creative industries.” Increase.

According to statistics, the income of the developed countries of the world from the field of creative industries is estimated at about 90 billion dollars. The volume of exports of creative products and cultural services in 2015 was more than $ 500 billion, while in 1397 this amount of exports in the field of cultural industries in our country reached $ 450 million and a significant volume of it was allocated to handicrafts and carpets.

Mohammad Abdo Abtahi, Director of Information Technology at Takapo Project, says that the field of creative industries, while creating employment and income generation, is causing significant currency appreciation for the country.

He considers the development of creative economy in the country to require capital, entrepreneurial skills, necessary infrastructure and intellectual property laws and says: the use of technology in all stages of marketing, marketing, design, production and sales can pave the way for increasing and rapid growth. Cultural industries in the country.

According to the director of the IT department of Takapo project, creative industries with the help of artificial intelligence can create up to 85% of new job opportunities in the country.

Examining the situation of our country in the field of creative industries shows that Iran’s share of the lucrative and extensive market of these industries is not so high that in some technological fields of cultural products and creative industries such as animation and computer games more in the form of consumer appearance We have become; However, for a few mornings, the desire to develop creative industries has spread in the country, and there is a lot of enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and innovation in these industries.


Because the production of cultural products and services is based on the creativity, skill, knowledge and talent of its producers, cultural industries are also called creative industries. Handicrafts, toy production, music, computer games, advertising and tourism are among the sub-sectors of the creative industries.

Along with handicrafts and music, Iranian games and animations have gradually opened their place among the audience, and entrepreneurship support centers have been formed and considered one by one in the form of centers of innovation and prosperity.

Creative industries with the help of artificial intelligence can create up to 85% of new job opportunities in the country.

In recent years, with the support of the Vice President for Science and Technology and other supportive institutions, a new field has been opened to the creative industries in the country and due to the entry of knowledge-based companies in the field of production and the formation of private companies, scattered activities in this field. It is expected that in the long run, it will lead to the creation of the necessary conditions for the development of creative industries in the country and significant achievements, and the growing growth of start-up businesses will pave the way for the development of Iranian creative industries.

In today’s world, attention to creative and cultural industries has become an all-encompassing and important necessity, and regardless of the advanced economies of the world, developing countries have also tended to develop and invest in creative industries.

Statistics show that in our country, the number of creative companies has exceeded 1000 companies and is developing, and attention to creative industries in the knowledge-based economy has become very important due to its high capacity for wealth creation and employment.