ExperienceTurku – springboard for the experience industry
The Turku region is an important Finnish cluster of the creative field and experience industry. There are numerous rewarded providers of creative expertise the growth of which is supported by e.g. the Arts Academy of the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Humak University of Applied Sciences and its business incubator Creve, and the Turku Vocational Institute.
Employment and income from creativity
The ExperienceTurku brand covers e.g.
- AV industry players, film production and game industry
- development of travel business
- Industrial design
- Architecture agencies
- Planning of marketing
- Design and fashion
- Cultural services; music, theatre etc.
Creative industries employ around 8,000 people in 2,500 companies in the Turku region. The total turnover of the companies in the industry is 1.3 billion euros.
Turku is a film city
Turku has become an important city for film productions. Since 2003, West Finland Film Commission WFFC has secured the shooting of dozens of film and TV productions in Turku region. At the same time it has built business opportunities between the productions and local companies.
For example, figures for 2014 in the Turku region
- Shooting of 7 feature films and 3 TV series
- 4,084 overnight accommodations
- 187 shooting days
- Income of 2.6 million euros to local companies and professionals