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This year’s edition of Jamtli Spring Fair will take place on 20 and 21 May. The Fair will be showcasing traditional products, crafts and plants proposed by local artisans, as well as various interactive activities.  The event puts an emphasis on sustainable products and methods, such as clothes promoting slow fashion, ecosystem services and renewable energies.
Eight UNESCO Creative Cities have entered to compete in the 33rd Annual Spring QuiltWeek of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in Paducah, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.
Kaunas, UNESCO City of Design, is seeking submissions for its 14th Annual Photo Festival.
Last month, from 10 to 29 January, the Tsuruoka Creative City of Gastronomy Promotion Council, in cooperation with an executive committee consisting of citizens, held “The First Delicious Food Film Festival” in Tsuruoka, during which food-related films were screened for one week. The event aimed at developing food awareness and promoting local industries by providing the citizens with opportunities to learn about gastronomy. Among other films, the audience had the occasion to watch:
From 16 to 19 February, Sapporo, a Creative City of Media Arts, is holding an outdoor exhibition displaying the work of the emerging media artist Norimichi Hirakawa, at Moerenuma Park, which will be hosting the 2017 Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) in a few months. Entitled “Datum”, the art installation brings city dwellers to multi-dimensional experience through a skillful calculation of images and sounds.
Until 16 June, midnight CET, cities around the world can submit their application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).  Created in 2004, the UCCN fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development.
Busan invites the UNESCO Creative Cities of Film to nominate one filmmaker from each city to participate in a three week collaborative filmmaking residency. From 24 April to 11 May, this inter-city session featuring cinematic representatives from the other Creative Cities of Film will be a unique opportunity to display the collaborative spirit and unity that bonds together the members of the Network.
From 4 to 12 February, Sapporo joins forces with fellow Creative City of Media Arts Gwangju to bring a multi-media snow experience to one of the city’s main squares. Five distinct artistic installations greet city dwellers, housed inside igloos on the background of the transfigured snowy white of Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza “Akapla.”
The Ecuadorian City of Crafts & Folk Art takes a multi-disciplinary approach, engaging citizens and creators in a dialogue on development and culture, while rewriting the rules of its urban landscape.
UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments – will host its second Culture Summit in Jeju, Republic of Korea, in May 2017.