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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...
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...