The meeting of the Club of Young Experts under the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held today under the chairmanship of the Speaker of the Chamber Maulen Ashimbaev. Its participants discussed the key tasks for the development of the creative industry, outlined by the Head of State in the Address to the People, and the format of joint work to implement them. The invited guest was the Minister of Culture and Information Aida Balaeva.
Maulen Ashimbaev emphasized that the dynamically developing creative industry has become a significant component of the modern global economy. In his September Address, Head of State Kassym -Jomart Tokayev set specific goals for the development of this area in the country. For the high-quality implementation of measures to support the sector, according to the Chairman of the Chamber, joint systematic work of all interested parties is necessary.
«In the September Address, the President of the country, Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev, set specific goals for the development of the creative industry in Kazakhstan. In these areas, government agencies should carry out comprehensive work, including the creation of legal conditions, the development of creative projects in the regions of the country, and assistance with the commercialization of products. A number of changes to the country's legislation are being prepared. We can say that the necessary basis for further effective development of the sphere is now being formed. As part of this work, it is very important to build a productive dialogue between deputies, representatives of government institutions, the creative industry, as well as experts», –emphasized the Chairman of the Chamber.
During the expert discussion, Maulen Ashimbaev emphasized that the development potential of the domestic creative industry in the country is quite high. It is based, first of all, on the creative and intellectual capital of citizens and serves as a source for the development of an inclusive economy. However, in Kazakhstan, the sector’s contribution to GDP today does not reach even 1%. The share in the employment structure is also low.
«Today, participants in the creative industry need practical steps. In this regard, I ask you to consider our meeting today as a «synchronization of watches»before adopting the necessary legislative changes. A group of Parliament deputies is working on the issue of introducing amendments and additions to the Law «On Culture»and «On Copyright and Related Rights». Senators held a number of meetings on the areas of development of creative industries and are preparing corresponding proposals», – noted Maulen Ashimbaev and called on interested parties to take part in the legislative work of the Chamber.
During a meeting with experts, Minister of Culture and Information Aida Balaeva spoke about comprehensive measures to strengthen the development of the creative industry and startup projects. She named one of the priority tasks as shifting the emphasis in work from large cities to regions, so that in each regional center or city specialists would work with local talents and unlock their potential. In addition, it is fundamentally important to position intellectual property as the same property as equipment or technology that creates added value.
During the meeting, members of the Young Experts Club under the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan also spoke and voiced their proposals for the development of the creative industry in the conditions of the new economic model. It was about both projects under development, including the fields of media, cinema, music, design, education, information technology, and the results of existing projects, the experience of which is important to take into account and adapt to the needs of the market in modern realities.
About the results of their work and the prospects for the development of the industry told the poetess and musician Makpal Zhumabai, artistic director of the gallery Pygmalion Anvar Musirepov, producer of the movie "KASH", general producer of Qara Studios Erkebulan Kurishbaev, producer of JUZ Entertainment label Yerbolat Bedelkhan, lawyer, creative producer Nurdaulet Bekzhan, founder of the company "ER Manufactory" Alexander Ermakov, as well as the head of the Creative Tourism Department of the national company "Kazakh Tourism" Irina Kharitonova.
( Press service of the Senate, 74-72-27. Photo by - N. Baybulin)