Three cities become UNESCO Creative Cities of FIlm and Adelaide becomes a City of Music
This week the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The results of this year’s additions have enhanced diversity and geographical representation with 22 cities from countries not previously represented.
We are delighted to welcome 3 new Cities of FIlm, Rome (Italy), Santos (Brazil), Bitola (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and congratulate Adelaide, which joined Sydney City of Film and Melbourne City of Literature to become Australia’s third city to join the creative network as a City of Music.
There are now 8 Cities of Film in the Creative Cities Network, Galway (Ireland) Bradford (UK), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Busan (South Korea).
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.