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Llíria, a UNESCO Creative City of Music in Spain will organize, on Saturday 6 June, a live-streamed artistic spectacle ‘The Arts Awaken’, that will combine various elements of music, cinema, dance, theatre, design and heritage. Organized in cooperation with the social media campaign weRculture, the multi-artistic event aims to promote further the importance of culture and creativity in times of the ongoing crisis.
Östersund, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and the region of Jämtland Härjedalen in Sweden, will organize virtually the 4th edition of the Eat Art Festival from June 1st to 15th. The festival is a regional cross-cultural food event dedicated to sustainable food development in a cultural and creative context. It also marks the celebration of Östersund's 10 years of dedicated work as an UNESCO Creative City since 2010.
Košice, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, has opened the call for its two-month Media Arts Residency programme, to be held during the autumn of 2020.
Changsha, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in China, will organize a special edition of the International Youth Forum in collaboration with the UNESCO Beijing Office, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and the Creative City of Nanjing.
Querétaro, a UNESCO Creative City of Design in Mexico, launched a Call for the first edition of ALTOPARLANTE, an international digital poster project, to celebrate the World Design Day (April 27).
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic and its various effects, cities around the world are taking actions towards the safety and health of their inhabitants. Responding to the current pandemic is a shared objective for UNESCO and all its stakeholders, including the Creative Cities Network.
Beijing, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, has launched its call for submission for the 2020 edition of the China Red Star Design Award, a leading design award with a broad international outreach. Created in 2006, the competition aims to encourage good design and promote the development of the design industry. Since its creation, the competition has received over 60,000 product submissions from more than 8,000 enterprises from over 30 countries.
UNESCO Creative Cities of Music: Llíria (Spain), Ambon (Indonesia), Praia (Cabo Verde), Mannheim (Germany), and Bologna (Italy) have revamped ways to celebrate the International Jazz Day amidst the outbreak of COVID-19. Through different virtual and creative means, this year’s celebration also aims to send a message of hope and recovery, and allow communities to reconnect to each other through music in times of isolation.
Lviv, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, in Ukraine, in partnership with the Versopolis Review, a platform of 30 European and other international poetry festivals, is organizing an online literary event ‘Festival of Hope’.  Facing the COVID-19 outbreak, the Versopolis Review aims to create a unique transnational event to reflect, steer, demonstrate, poeticize, question and address the notions related to hope through literature.
Bradford, a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2009, launched Screen Talk, a series of discussions with a range of experts from film and TV talking industry. In 2019, as a part of the city’s 10th year of designation as a UNESCO Creative City, it conducted a series of talks that were filmed by students from the University of Bradford. The series covers a wide range of discussion and roles from people working in the film and TV industries and aims to inspire anyone who wants to work as part of the creative industry in the future.