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Since its designation in 2014 as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, Curitiba has redoubled its efforts in putting design and innovation at the core of its events and activities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the city’s initiatives.
Nottingham, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, has confirmed that it is looking to bid for European Capital of Culture 2023, at a launch event held on 16 August 2017. Nottingham’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid team is confident the city’s entry will be heavily supported by people across the Midlands and beyond, and is calling on locals to become Nottingham 2023 ‘Cultural Lions’.
Broadcaster and campaigner Esther Rantzen will launch this year’s Golden Years Film Festival in Bradford, a UNESCO Creative City of Film. The six-day festival hosted by Bradford in partnership with Picturehouse at the National Science and Media Museum will run from Saturday 30 September.
Kaunas, UNESCO Creative City of Design, offers a unique opportunity to artists, creative agencies, and professionals in the field of graphic design or communication, to participate in an international contest to create a logo and visual identity for Kaunas European Capital of Culture project. An international jury, responsible for evaluating the received proposals, would decide the winning project. The selected logo will be used for all communication materials related to the project until 2023.
Kaunas, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, has opened a unique square, named George Maciunas, located in the middle of the tripartite junction connecting Vytauto Avenue, K. Donelaicio Street and Parodos Street. Named after one of the pioneers of the Fluxus movement, the square is the world’s first non-accessible square totally invisible to pedestrians, and corresponds to the spirit of Fluxian absurdity. 
19 projects out of 51 were shortlisted following the Call for Proposals 2017/2018 to support the internationalization of Bolognese music, an initiative that aims not only at supporting the participation of musicians, artists and professionals in international festivals, tours and exchange programs but also at hosting artists from other UNESCO Creative Cities of Music.
Kaunas, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, is organizing a one-stage anonymous design contest to seek a design concept for the city’s new Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Concert Centre.
Between the month of July and August, the Creative Cities of Literature Melbourne and Reykjavík are sharing the children's readings and short fictional stories on Sleipnir’s journey, an imaginary horse from Norse mythology. Through Sleipnir Travels Website, children are invited to create digital postcards about Sleipnir’s adventures in the cities it visits. These postcards will be publishable (and email-able) directly from a website.
Between the month of July and August, the Creative Cities of Literature Melbourne and Reykjavík are sharing the children's readings and short fictional stories on Sleipnir’s journey, an imaginary horse from Norse mythology. Through Sleipnir Travels Website, children are invited to create digital postcards about Sleipnir’s adventures in the cities it visits. These postcards will be publishable (and email-able) directly from a website.
The Italian Creative City of Crafts and Folk, Fabriano, has been selected to host the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019.