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For the fourth consecutive year, Košice, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts since 2017, offers media artists and scientists a two-month residency programme. The residency, which will take place in autumn 2022, has been co-organized by the Municipality, Creative Industry Košice and KAIR (Košice Artists in Residence). Under the theme of “Behavioural Change”, the upcoming edition will combine art and science and focus on exploring the ways that technology affects human behaviour, by challenging our understanding of behavioural norms,...
From 7 to 11 June 2022, Enghien-les-Bains (France), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts organizes its “Cuban Week”, with the participation of Havana and Santiago de Cuba (the Republic of Cuba), both Creative Cities of Music.   During a week, the general public will be invited to Enghien-les-Bains’s Centre des arts for an immersive journey into the heart of Havana, a city shaped by five centuries of historical and cultural exchange. The rich and varied programme featuring screenings, exhibitions, conferences, concerts, shows, and...
After the global success of its 2021 drawing campaign, Viborg (Denmark), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, is launching the second edition of #DrawWithDenmark. This year, the campaign will be accepting submissions from 1 March to 1 April 2022. Once again, the city of Viborg is leveraging both its vibrant cultural scene and embracing being a Creative City, by partnering with local stakeholders including The Animation Workshop, the city’s Culture School and Visual High School, as well as international actors through the UNESCO Creative...
From 26 to 29 January, Enghien-les-Bains (France), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, hosted the “Paris Images Digital Summit” (PIDS Enghien), a cross-cutting event focusing on digital visual effects. As part of the Summit, several activities were organized, including conferences, projections, masterclasses and case studies, which were accessible either online or at Enghien-les-Bains Arts Centre. Bringing together professionals and amateurs of the audiovisual sector, the Summit presented the latest trends and advancements in the sector,...
In November 2021, 13 Creative Cities of Media Arts including Austin (United States of America), Braga (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Changsha (China), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Gwangju (Republic of Korea), Karlsruhe (Germany), Košice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Viborg (Denmark) and York (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) were awarded ‘Best International Project’ by the Italian Fondazione Santagata for their joint initiative ‘City to City: PLAY!’....
After the successful pilot project City to City: Human Responsability – featuring the joint work of artists from nine Creative Cities of Media Arts in a virtual gallery – this year, 14 Creatives Cities of the Media Arts Cluster including Austin (United States of America), Braga (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Changsha (China), Dakar (Senegal), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Gwangju (Republic of Korea), Karlsruhe (Germany), Košice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Viborg (Denmark) and York (United...
As a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts since 2017, Košice through the ‘Creative Industry Košice’ has invested in supporting its local artists and creative sector by fostering mobility and training. Together with Košice Artist in Residence (K.A.I.R), the city has launched its third edition of the Košice Residency programme. The two-month residency programme is open to media artists from Creative Cities worldwide. Artists are invited to submit their interest before 20 August 2021. The residency programme...
On the occasion of the 8th edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Week (SALC), the Centre des arts of Enghien-les-Bains (France), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, presented a documentary entitled "Francia al ritmo de Cuba".  Produced in collaboration with the Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Ministry of Culture, the documentary aims to pay tribute to the many Cuban artists while also highlighting the central role of media arts in education, tourism, economy and its cultural and artistic development, wh Santiago Alfonso,...
Karlsruhe (Germany), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, has launched an international short film competition titled “UNDERGROUND Film Award”, alongside with INDEPENDENT DAYS | Internationale Filmfestspiele Karlsruhe, the city’s largest film festival, and Filmboard Karlsruhe. The award aims to support independent filmmakers and media artists from all over the world with financial assistance (3,000 euros) for their short film projects that tell stories in a creative and unusual way. The award ceremony and the premiere of the selected artwork...
Viborg (Denmark), a UNESCO Creative City of Media Aros, launched a global social media campaign #DrawwithDenmark and #DrawHope. Dedicated to children and youth affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign aims to share a message of hope and comfort to vulnerable children worldwide. The social media campaign is part of “DANMARKS INDSAMLING (DI)” - THE UNITED DANISH APPEAL FOR FUNDS 2021” to raise funds nationwide to support the affected children and youth. Viborg being the host city for the above-mentioned National Appeal of this year...