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The UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Join the Network

Join the Network to boost your city's creative potential, exchange knowledge and expertise, and promote international cooperation. Creative cities strengthen creative industries as well as cultural creation, production, distribution and dissemination. They also improve access to cultural life. The Network showcases crafts and folk arts, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music in 72 countries, and its 180 member cities incorporate culture into their sustainable development plans.

Nuit Blanche Toronto annually transforms Nathan Phillips Square with contemporary art
Nuit Blanche Toronto annually transforms Nathan Phillips Square with contemporary art Photo: City of Toronto

How to apply

  • Submit an application. Next call for applications: 2019
  • Select one of the seven creative areas
  • Demonstrate the city's commitment and capacity to help achieve Network objectives
  • The Director-General of UNESCO designates the UNESCO Creative Cities.

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