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The Italian Creative City of Crafts and Folk, Fabriano, has been selected to host the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019.
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.
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.
From 21 January to 11 February, the third Triennale of Kogei (Crafts) will be held in Kanazawa, Japan, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art. The event will offer two parallel exhibitions:
Since its designation in 2013, Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, led by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), actively contributes to the promotion of the Network’s objectives and values. Acting as the CVB Executive Director, Mary Hammond has been appointed to serve as representative of state and local interests to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO through December 2018.
Nassau, the first and only UNESCO Creative City in the Bahamas, redoubles its efforts toward integrating culture and creativity within its plans of urban regeneration. Resulting from a collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank and Creative Nassau, forming together the Nassau Urban Lab, the “Central Nassau Urban Regeneration Plan” aims at utilizing Central Nassau’s natural and cultural assets to rejuvenate this area and create an economically successful, sustainable, diverse and interconnected community.
From 28 to 30 October, the Creative City of Fabriano in cooperation with the Foundation Aristide Merloni, organize a series of meetings on the theme of the “common place”. The event will focus on transversal approaches associating philosophy, literature, media arts and music to further discuss and re-think the concept of city.
From 16 to 21 May 2016, Icheon hosted 2016 International Creative City Workshop. For the occasion, the city welcomed 7 other Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Art, namely Al-Ahsa (Saudi Arabia), Fabriano (Italy), Hangzhou (China), Jingdezhen (China), Paducah (USA), Sasayama (Japan) and Suzhou (China).
The Call for Projects for the 2017 Kogei World Competition, to be held in Kanazawa, is opened from 18 April to 19 August 2016.  The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition meant to convey to the world what is new in kogei (craft). This competition serves to pursue artistic works that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using the techniques and skill cultivated within the world of kogei to bring excellent concepts and ideas to life.
Based in Paducah, Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2013, the American Quilter's Society (AQS) is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. It offers the annual event AQS QuiltWeek, which continually strenghens international cooperation and participation through a contest dedicated to the fiber arts.