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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...
Barcelos (Portugal) is a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2017. The city has continued developing a wide range of activities and programmes to support the vitality and sustainability of its cultural sector, in particular the craft sector via promoting and advocating its importance at both local and international levels. On the occasion of Craftsman’s Day celebrated each year on 19 March, the city brought forth various celebratory activities as part of a social media campaign that highlighted its vibrant craft and folk art...
Jinju (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2019, published its first edition of the International Journal of Crafts and Folk Art. The Journal aims to promote the objectives of the Network to strengthen cultural diversity and contribute to achieving sustainable urban development by sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices related to crafts and folk art. The Journal is the result of a fruitful collaboration with six other Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Art, including Barcelos (Portugal), Biella (...
Nassau (Bahamas), a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2014 organized its annual art festival themed “Transforming Spaces”, virtually. The innovative format provided an opportunity for an entertaining and sustainable way of experiencing, educating, and promoting the uniqueness of Bahamian art, culture, and heritage, both locally and internationally. The exhibition also emphasized on the importance and contribution of Nassau’s vibrant cultural scene in the country’s development, as well as an attractive incentive that the city...
For the upcoming International Journal of Crafts and Folk Arts, foreseen to be published in November 2020, Jinju (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, has launched a Call to collect academic and research papers, articles, and news items related to the theme. Building on the objectives of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, the Journal aims to foster cultural diversity and sustainable urban development by sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices from within the UCCN member cities. Covering topics such as...
Since 2019, Areguá is a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art in Paraguay. Known as one of the three key pottery cities of Paraguay, the city is also known for offering a great range of popular arts including music and dance notably. To celebrate World Friendship Day, the city organized ‘Loma Virtual International Festival’ that brought together local artists and musicians to perform from the most outstanding landscapes of the city. The Festival also featured artistic performances from other UNESCO Creative Cities in the region. The...
Carrara, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art organized the fourth edition of White Carrara Downtown, a week-long festival that highlights the unique cultural capital of the city and its surroundings. Dedicated to white marble and its creative use, the event aims to enhance the cultural identity of Carrara through an urban museum itinerary punctuated by various experiences such as art installations and performances, exhibitions, theater and opera, and craft workshops open to the public. In line with its campaign #destinazionecarrara...
From 16 to 19 July 2019, the Turkish Creative City of Kütahya is organizing “The Cradle of Foundation: Domaniç Exhibition” in İzmir. The main objective of this social project is to contribute to the economic and social development of Domaniç Province, strengthen the cooperation between stakeholders and artists. With this event, artworks of painting, calligraphy, paper marbling, ornamentation, Çini, ceramics and handicrafts related to the historical Domaniç Province are going to be displayed at this large-scale exhibition in İzmir as a way to...
Carrara Creative City Award aims to give a concrete contribution to building a universal language by linking culture and education in order to foster a culture of peace through the arts. It offers young sculptors the opportunity to live a period of study and an authentic experience during which they can express their own creativity in an international competition aimed at spreading UNESCO values and principles. The contest targets young sculptors and Fine Arts Academies’ students (sculptor section) from all over the world, aged between 18 and...
From 10 to 15 June 2019, in Fabriano, Italy, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network XIII Annual Conference gathered 50 mayors among 480 participates from some 145 cities worldwide. Committed to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through culture-oriented policies, the mayors exchanged on the theme of “The Ideal City”, and shared examples of how their cities are addressing community needs by building on culture and creativity to develop innovative and inclusive urban strategies. Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy,...