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About: Kansas City (United States of America), a UNESCO Creative City...
When: 20 Jun 2021 to 23 Jun 2021
Crafts and Folk Art
About: Recognizing the importance of Crafts and Folk Art in building...
When: 03 Jun 2021
Media Arts
About: On the occasion of the 8th edition of the Latin American and...
When: 27 May 2021 to 12 Jun 2021


The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 246 cities which currently make up this network work together towards 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.

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UCCN Mission Statement

UCCN Leaflet | Booklet (Published in 2020)

Voices of the City: UNESCO Creative Cities moving towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Published in 2019)

UNESCO Creative Cities' Response to COVID-19 (Published in 2020)

Join the Network

Join the Network and enhance your city’s creative potential for sustainable urban development, exchange know-how and cooperate on an international level!

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