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With the aim of portraying the essence of local crafts tradition, Gabrovo, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, is promoting the project "Crafted by Hand. Photo Diary”. Over the course of six months, from November 2022 to April 2023, six masters of rare local crafts, their faces, working environment, tools and creative approach will be captured through photographic portraits in one story per month, thus resulting in a photo diary. The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the need to preserve and develop local traditional...
Trinidad, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, organized a four-day celebration on the occasion of its third anniversary as a UNESCO Creative City. From 28 to 31 October, the city hosted conferences, fairs and events featuring crafts, gastronomy, music and design. The celebration aimed to enhance the vibrancy of the cultural and creative industries in Trinidad, but also to stimulate a reflection on the creative sector in the post-pandemic context. As a result, the workshop “Trinidad, Ciudad Creativa", invited experts, local authorities...
Drawing on its thousand-year-old tradition in the field of crafts and folk art, Jinju, a UNESCO Creative City since 2019, will host the 2022 Jinju World Folk Arts Biennale (JWFB) from 15 to 22 October. Under the theme “Diversity, Foundation of Creativity”, the Biennale will seek to highlight the sharing of experiences and good practices between member cities of the Network, artists and other relevant stakeholders. On this occasion, a number of representatives from other UNESCO Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Art, including Sukhothai...
From 3 to 5 August, Chiang Mai, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, organized an international ceramics event, featuring conferences, workshops as well as training opportunities for its participants. Over 3 days, about 140 stakeholders from various organizations, such as local governmental organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, the Creative Economy Agency, educational institutes, local ceramic studios, as well as the general public participated in the event either in person or online. The event also welcomed the participation of...
From 2 June until 31 August, Jinju, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art invites interested participants to submit academic papers for the third edition of the “International Journal of Crafts and Folk Arts”. The journal, running since 2020, provides opportunities for participation to scholars from Creative Cities worldwide, who share a common interest in the field of Crafts and Folk Art, creative transmission, and more generally intangible heritage. Interested participants can submit their materials relevant to the Crafts and Folk Art...
Building on the rich and diverse local traditions of folk dance in Latin America, Areguá (Paraguay), a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2019, organized its first International Dance Festival of Creative Cities.   Held in a virtual format, the festival was broadcasted on the evening of 30 December, with the aim of promoting and highlighting the diversity and richness of the popular dance tradition, involving other Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Art from Latin America, namely San Cristóbal de Las Casas (...
In 2022, the fifth edition of the Triennale of Kogei will be held in Kanazawa (Japan), a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2009. In Japanese, Kogei means "traditional arts and crafts" and englobes all the traditional Japanese crafts. One of the highlights of this year’s edition is the ‘2022 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa’, showcasing the latest innovations in the field of kogei. The city has launched a call for applications, welcoming applications from interested groups and  of all nationalities and ages...
Jinju (Republic of Korea), a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, will host the 2021 Jinju Traditional Crafts Biennale, under the theme “Law of Traditional Crafts”. The event, organized by Jinju Traditional Crafts Biennale Committee and Jinju Creative Industries Promotion Association will be held in the city from 4 to 21 November. For two weeks craft-related activities, such as international craft art exhibitions, talks, meetings and lectures will be displayed in order to attract a wide audience including 12 Creative Cities from...
Carrara, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2017, will host the first edition of the ‘Creativity Forum’ with the Coordination of Italian Creative Cities’ support. Under the theme “The artist and the craftsman, the engines of urban regeneration”, representatives of institutions and experts in different fields such as arts, crafts, architecture, economics and communication, will be reunited in Carrara from the 24 to 26 September to discuss urban regeneration with a special focus on the rebirth...
Recognizing the importance of Crafts and Folk Art in building sustainable and resilient cities, the UNESCO Creative City of Jinju (Republic of Korea), foresees to publish the second edition of the “International Journal on Crafts and Folk Art” in December 2021. The focus topic of this edition will be on “Creative Transmission and Industrialization of Traditional Crafts”. In connection to the Journal, the city is inviting interested participants to submit academic papers, short articles, news and book reviews on topics...