Creative Cities Network
The Creative Cities Network ( UCCN ) is a UNESCO project . It aims to celebrate and maintain cultural diversity. To this end, the member cities share their experiences in maintaining local cultural heritage and discuss plans for how they can cope with globalization .
Intention and function
The network aims to strengthen the cultural identity of the member cities, regardless of the growing trend towards internationalism.
The aim of the UNESCO program is to unite public and private partners and societies and to promote the creative economy . The international exchange should be improved and new collaborations developed. Cities that meet various criteria from the field of film and cinema can apply for this award.
The project aims to highlight a prominent aspect of the culture of these cities and finds ways in which the relevance of this cultural asset in city life, in the local economy and in social development can be increased. The aspects of culture that are taken into account in the project are: literature , film , music , folk art , design , media and gastronomy . There is a separate award for each of these aspects.
UNESCO City of Literature
The UNESCO City of Literature is a UNESCO City of Literature award that was newly established in 2004 and is part of the new Creative Cities program . It is not to be confused with the long-standing title World Book Capital .
Baghdad (2015), Barcelona (2015), Dublin (2010), Dunedin (2014), Edinburgh (2004), Granada (2014), Heidelberg (2014), Iowa City (2008), Krakow (2013), Ljubljana (2015) , Lviv (2015), Melbourne (2008), Montevideo (2015), Norwich (2012), Nottingham (2015), Óbidos (2015), Prague (2014), Reykjavík (2011), Tartu (2015), Ulyanovsk (2015) , Seattle (2017), Lillehammer (2017), Quebec (2017), Durban (2017), Milan (2017), Bucheon (2017), Utrecht (2017), Manchester (2017).
Further applications are ongoing, the aim of UNESCO is to create a worldwide network of cities of literature.
UNESCO City of Film
The title UNESCO City of Film was established in 2005.
To be honored with the title, the following requirements must be met:
- the city should have a well-developed cinematic infrastructure related to the cinema
- there should be historical connections to the production, development and promotion of the medium of film, which are in a culturally relevant context
- the cinematographic legacy should find its place in the city in the form of archives, museums, private collections and film (high) schools
- the city should host film festivals, screenings and cinematographic events
- Filmmakers and artists should have their place of birth, place of residence and / or work in this city
- Films about the city or with it as a setting should exist, preferably made by local filmmakers
The following cities have been named UNESCO film cities so far: Bitola (2015),
Potsdam (2019) ,
Yamagata (2017) ,
UNESCO City of Music
Adelaide (2015), Bogotá (2012), Bologna (2006), Brazzaville (2013), Gent (2009), Glasgow (2008), Hamamatsu (2014), Hannover (2014), Idanha-a-Nova (2015), Katowice (2015), Kingston (2015), Kinshasa (2015), Liverpool (2015), Mannheim (2014), Medellín (2015), Salvador (2015), Sevilla (2006), Tongyeong (2015), Varanasi (2015)
UNESCO City of Crafts & Folk Art
Al-Ahsa (2015), Aswan (2005), Bamiyan (2015), Durán (2015), Fabriano (2013), Hangzhou (2012), Icheon (2010), Isfahan (2015), Jacmel (2014), Jaipur (2015 ), Jingdezhen (2014), Kanazawa (2009), Limoges (2017), Lubumbashi (2015), Nassau (2014), Paducah KY (2013), Pekalongan (2014), San Cristóbal de las Casas (2015), Santa Fe ( 2005), Sasayama (2015), Suzhou (2014)
UNESCO City of Design
Bandung (2015), Beijing (2012), Berlin (2005), Bilbao (2014), Budapest (2015), Buenos Aires (2005), Curitiba (2014), Detroit (2015), Dundee (2014), Graz , (2011 ) Helsinki (2014), Kaunas (2015), Kobe (2008), Montréal (2006), Nagoya (2008), Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (2015), Saint-Etienne (2010), Seoul (2010), Shanghai (2010) , Shenzhen (2008), Singapore (2015), Turin (2014)
UNESCO City of Media Arts
UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Belém (2015), Bergen (2015), Burgos (2015), Chengdu (2010), Dénia (2015), Ensenada (2015), Florianópolis (2014), Gaziantep (2015) Jeonju (2012), Östersund (2010), Parma (2015), Phuket (2015), Popayán (2005), Rasht (2015), Shunde (2014), Tsuruoka (2014), Tucson (2015), Zahlé (2013),
- Website bradford-city-of-film.com
- Website potsdam.de/film
- Website graz-cityofdesign.at
- Linz website: cityofmediaarts.at
- Dublin: UNESCO City of Literature ( Memento of the original dated August 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh, UK ( Memento of the original from April 8, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Website of the German UNESCO Commission on the Creative Cities Network
- known from the Writers Workshop
- UNESCO The Creative Cities: Melbourne joins Edinburgh as 2nd City of Literature ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Kraków joins UNESCO Cities of Literature
- Prague joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network
- Reykjavík: UNESCO City of Literature
- UNESCO declares Seattle a City of Literature , The Seattle Time, October 31, 2017
- 64 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network , unesco.org (accessed November 2, 2017)
- UNESCO Creative Cities Network , unesco.org (accessed June 22, 2019)
- Application. graz-cityofdesign.at
- Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts. , linz.at