UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Republic of Korea
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
Key objectives of the measure:

Fostering cultural industries based on a city’s cultural assets and creativity
Encouraging a city’s economic/social/cultural development by pursuing inter-city cooperation and development
Education and training to nurture creative human resources in the fields of music, design, etc
Contributing to UNESCO’s Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development initiatives

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Consultation and policy support for Creative Cities that have already joined the international network (Seoul, Icheon, Jeonju, Gwangju, Busan, Tongyeong, Bucheon, Daegu), and cities that are preparing to join the network in the future (Gimhae, Jinju, Cheongju, Wonju, Ansan)
Hosting an annual workshop for the Korean creative cities once or twice a year, to raise awareness, build capacities and encourage networking
Workshop for Korean creative cities network (once or twice a year) to allow the creative cities to gather together to listen to lectures on other cities’ cultural assets, cultural industries, and related policies, to get expert advice, and to exchange information and network with other cities

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Cultural diversity is supported through the nurturing of each city’s individual cultural characteristics
Human resources and culture have been (and continue to be) nurtured in various ways, including through educational programs in the field of creativity
Sustainable development models are being established for the cities and citizens have greater opportunities to enjoy culture of various kinds

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

17,905 dollar (Annual)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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