Open Access Article SciPap-1241
Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Policy of Cultural and Creative Industries of Slovakia
by Katarína Vitálišová 1,* iD icon, Kamila Borseková 2, Anna Vaňová 3 and Thomas Helie 4

1 Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Matej Bel University, Faculty of Economics, Tajovskeho 10, Banska Bystrica 975 90, Slovakia

2 Research and Innovation Center, University of Matej Bel, Faculty of Economics, Cesta na amfiteáter 2, Banská Bystrica 97590, Slovakia

3 Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, University of Matej Bel, Faculty of Economics, Tajovského 10, Banská Bystrica 97590, Slovakia

4 Centre de Recherche Droit et Territoire, University of Reims, 9 bd de la paix, REIMS cedex, Reims 51097, France

* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to identify and evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural and creative industries from the national point of view and to assess the measures applied by the Slovak government in order to eliminate its consequences. The paper is oriented towards a microeconomic and macroeconomic perspective with special attention devoted to the financing of the cultural and creative industries, and the social impacts on the different groups of respondents. Because of the lack of data (even non-existence), this paper presents the results of original primary research conducted among representatives of these industries between November and December 2020 and through online structured interview with the representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. The last part of the paper critically evaluates the implemented support measures and their real influence on solving the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in cultural and creative industries.

Keywords: Culture, Creative Industries, Economic And Social Impacts, Policy

JEL classification:   O38 - Government Policy

SciPap 2021, 29(1), 1241;

Received: 8 February 2021 / Revised: 8 March 2021 / Accepted: 15 March 2021 / Published: 14 April 2021