CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FACTS


Frankfurt – where creative industries feel home

In Frankfurt you are very well positioned to exploit opportunities within the creative economy. The city is home of a thriving digital media sector, a successful design industry, and vibrant film and games industries. Also Frankfurt is a major center for the creative industries within the State of Hesse and has expanded rapidly in recent years. The creative sector employs nearly 39,000 people, who are representing 6% of the total of the city’s workforce.

Our creative businesses generated sales of almost 6 billion euros in 2016. This makes Frankfurt the German city with the highest share of turnover in the creative sector in relation to the total turnover of the municipal sector. Frankfurt’s advertising market and software & games industry, with around 19,000 employees and a turnover of around 3.7 billion euros, make up the two largest creative sub-markets.

You can find more detailed information on this and more in the latest creative industries report:

Frankfurt received top rating in the European benchmark

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 ranks Frankfurt on place 9 in the XL group (population: 500,000 up to 1,000,000) of 40 ranked cities. The monitor’s quantitative information is captured in 29 indicators relevant to nine dimensions reflecting three major facets of cities’ cultural, social and economic vitality:

Frankfurt scores with attractiveness and diversity as cosmopolitan cultural location

The Culture Industry is an important economic sector and driver for the dynamic development of metropolises. Among the 30 largest cities in Germany, Frankfurt ranks among the top 10 in terms of cultural infrastructure and investment in the cultural sector according to Berenberg and the Hamburg Institute of International Economics. The city additionally convinces in the overall German city ranking. Here, Frankfurt occupies the 4th place in the context of competitiveness and sustainability.

Frankfurt Creative Industry Reports

Reports of the City Council of Frankfurt am Main on the Creative Industries

Creative and well-educated people with smart ideas are essential for the future of our society – and, of course, also for the economy. The students at the local universities and academies are enjoying a high-level education, making them fit for their future in the creative industries. A range of internships for media students can be found at Medienpraktikum Hessen.

  1. Universities
  2. Private Academies
  3. Technical Colleges

Information to the different Creative Industries Sectors

  1. Architecture
  2. Publishing
  3. Design
  4. Film Business
  5. Art Market
  6. Performing Arts
  7. Music Business
  8. Press Market
  9. Broadcasting
  10. Software-/Games-Industry
  11. Advertising

    German Industry News

Photos: Nemanja Knežević for NODE Forum for Digital Arts 2015