Creativity And Innovation
Since the Antwerp Six, the city has become indisputably linked with fashion, but other creative sectors are also heavily represented. These sectors, which reinforce and inspire one another, include design, ICT & new media, music, audiovisual, advertising & communication, print media, architecture and the culture industry.
No less than one in every six companies in Antwerp is a part of a creative sector. In 2011 the city was home to some 8,000 creative companies. In the meantime this figure has grown to just under 9,000. Together these companies employ 18,000 people.