Assessment of Digital Skills and Competences of Creative Professionals and Artists in the Republic of Moldova
20 September 2023
The present report aims to identify potential digital skill gaps within the cultural ecosystem of the Republic of Moldova (henceforth, Moldova) and offers a set of recommendations to address these challenges.
The cultural and creative sectors comprise a diverse array of fields, such as film, publishing, music, design, performing arts, cultural heritage, videogames and more.7 Digital skills, on the other hand, refer to the abilities required to effectively use digital technologies and navigate the digital environment. In this sense, when discussing digital skills in the cultural and creative sectors or digital creative skills, we are referring to digital skills applied to one or more links in the cultural value chain − creation, production, distribution, access, and participation −, in any creative field.
A variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods were employed in studying the digital skills gaps in Moldova for this project, 8 which included:
• Desk research: a comprehensive review of numerous reports, press articles, and other materials pertinent to the topic.
• A survey conducted with 78 respondents from diverse backgrounds and sectors within Moldova’s cultural and creative industries.
• 13 semi-structured interviews with key local stakeholders in the cultural and creative sectors.