“City to City”: UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts support their artists with a virtual gallery
With the aim to respond to the impacts and challenges of the COVID-19 crisis on the cultural and artistic sectors, nine UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts joined forces to further support their local artists and foster international collaboration.
Following an open call launched in September, artists from Austin (United States of America), Braga (Portugal), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (Mexico), Karlsruhe (Germany), Santiago de Cali (Colombia), Sapporo (Japan), Košice (Slovakia) and York (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) submitted their ideas for collaboration on the theme “Human Responsibility”. Through this project entitled “City to City”, artists were invited to reflect and create digital pieces highlighting the impact of human activity on the planet, the importance of arts and empathy for a more responsible use of technology, as well as how technology can support in finding solutions to global challenges.
Each selected artist received a 1000 Euro scholarship to develop digital artworks, working remotely with an artist from another participating Creative City.
The final collaborative digital pieces have been showcased on a virtual gallery since 10 December, which has been made accessible to the public using the link below.