Located at the heart of Europe, the umbrella organisation CREATIVE.NRW supports creative businesses and entrepreneurs in Germany’s largest state, North Rhine-Westphalia. Accounting for €36 billion in revenue and employing 315,000 people in 50,000 businesses, the creative industry ranks third in the state’s economy.

The main objective of CREATIVE.NRW is to strengthen and expand this position by providing a wide range of professional services, including high-quality knowledge transfer (websites, studies, etc.), business matchmaking, consulting and policy advice. With these instruments the organisation fosters sustainable competition among local creative businesses, thus supporting growth and innovation in the region.

Moreover, CREATIVE.NRW follows an interdisciplinary strategy that networks all eleven industry segments and highlights the growth potential of North Rhine-Westphalia’s creative industry both within Germany and internationally.

Five core issues define the work of CREATIVE.NRW, originating from a seemingly simple yet multifaceted question: What do creative entrepreneurs need in order to lead their businesses to success?

  • Access to CAPITAL
  • Access to the MARKET
  • Timely TRAINING
  • A flexible work SPACE
  • An established REPUTATION

CREATIVE.NRW is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


CREATIVE.NRW - Cluster Management Creative Industries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Hofaue 63
42103 Wuppertal

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