Building peace in the minds of men and women

Arts and Artists

UNESCO recognizes creativity as a precious resource with a potential to generate economic benefits while also enhancing our overall wellbeing.

To strengthen creativity as key factors for sustainable development, UNESCO implements a number of activities -to promote arts and artists at the national, regional and global levels. They are conceived in synergy with the initiatives linked to UNESCO’s culture conventions. These activities,-target primarily young artists, in particular those in developing countries and focus on policy orientation, exchange, training, advice and capacity building.

Prominent among these activities are the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture, the Creative Cities Network, the Aschberg bursaries, and the “Culture et Diversité” bursaries programmes, as well as the Ceramic Arts exchange initiative (involving experts from China, Africa and the Arab States) and the promotion of arts education.