Art students from Taylor High School, a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet), traveled to Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art, for an immersive study tour. The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) consists of over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries working in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development, and quality education.
When Paducah ceramist and arts educator Mitch Kimball participated in the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen in 2018, he sought to make connections. This networking and representation of Paducah led to a mutual exchange when Paducah Arts Alliance welcomed father/son duo Ma Xinkai and Ma Mingkui for a two-week Artists-in-Residence Programme in Paducah, USA.
From 1st to 4 November, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of Paducah’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City, the 14th annual River's Edge International Film Festival (REIFF) will spotlight the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The artist Mitch Kimball from Paducah participated in the pottery workshop of the Jingdezhen International Ceramic Center
During the entire month of June 2018, the artist Mitch Kimball from Paducah Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, participated in the Pottery Workshop and had the opportunity to experience life in Jingdezhen, as well as explore traditional Chinese methods of ceramics production.
In recent years, recycling has become a prominent part of everyday life. Governments and companies are constantly looking for new ways to reduce environmental damage and drive sustainable living. However, despite these efforts, there is a vast amount of material waste and byproducts that currently cannot be efficiently recycled.
From 24 to 27 September, Paducah, United States of America, hosted representatives from eight UNESCO Creative Cities, as well as special guests, for the first Annual Meeting of the Crafts and Folk Art sub-network. The holding of this encounter gave the opportunities for member cities to exchange best practices and to discover more about Paducah’s creative culture.
Eight UNESCO Creative Cities have entered to compete in the 33rd Annual Spring QuiltWeek of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) in Paducah, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art.
Since its designation in 2013, Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, led by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), actively contributes to the promotion of the Network’s objectives and values. Acting as the CVB Executive Director, Mary Hammond has been appointed to serve as representative of state and local interests to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO through December 2018.
Based in Paducah, Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2013, the American Quilter's Society (AQS) is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. It offers the annual event AQS QuiltWeek, which continually strenghens international cooperation and participation through a contest dedicated to the fiber arts.
Paducah's 11th Annual River's Edge International Film Festival featured David Wilson as the esteemed Film Festival Juror representing the City of Bradford (United Kingdom), which was designated as the UCCN first UNESCO City of Film. The festival featured a film programmation from seven countries namely the United States of America, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, China and Ecuador.