A new initiative to establish creative hubs in Kazakhstan has been officially launched through a collaboration between Vice Minister of Culture and Information, Evgeny Kochetov, and Assel Zhanasova, Chairman of the Board of Kazpost JSC. The partnership aims to foster creativity and innovation within the country.
During the signing ceremony of the Action Plan for the creation of these creative hubs, Vice Minister Evgeny Kochetov highlighted the measures undertaken by the ministry to implement the President’s directives on the development of the creative industry. As part of these efforts, the Concept for the Development of Creative Industries for 2021-2025 has been approved, outlining 43 types of OKED activities. Of these, 40 fall under a special retail tax regime according to a Government Resolution.
Collaborating with the parliamentary corps, the ministry has developed draft amendments to several laws related to supporting creative industries, along with innovations concerning copyright protection, intellectual property, and support measures for individuals in the creative industry.
As part of this broader initiative, the Corporate Fund “International Center for the Creative Industry – Creative Hub” will be established. This fund is tasked with talent discovery and support, infrastructure development, and promoting the export and commercialization of creative products.
The project involves the phased opening of creative hubs, considering regional specifics. The initial hubs will be established in Aksu, Pavlodar region, and Shieli, Kyzylorda region. These creative spaces aim to provide conducive environments for productive and innovative work, facilitating the implementation of new ideas and fostering a community of experts. Entrepreneurs, innovative companies, investors, and experts will actively participate, with the provision of equipment and laboratories to support creative endeavors.