UNESCO created a creative cities network composed of 246 cities that work for a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.
What does it imply to be declared Creative City by UNESCO and belong to the Creative cities network?
Strengthen the creation, production, distribution and dissemination of cultural activities, goods and services.
Develop hubs of creativity and innovation and broaden opportunities for creators and professionals in the cultural sector.
Improve access to and participation in cultural life, in particular for marginalized or vulnerable groups and individuals.
Fully integrate culture and creativity into sustainable development plans.
Which other cities belong to the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network?
As of 2019, there are 43 Creative Cities that have been declared by UNESCO: