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Join the Network


Join the Network and enhance your city's creative potential for sustainable urban development, exchange know-how and cooperate on an international level!

To become a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, candidate cities must submit an application that clearly demonstrates their willingness, commitment and capacity to contribute to the objectives of the Network.

The Network covers 7 creative fields, which can be chosen by the cities according to their preference for a specific creative industry sector to which they devote their talent and energy

The member cities that form the Network come from diverse regions, have different income levels and populations. The Network is first and foremost composed of cities ready to pool their resources, their experiences and knowledge for the common objectives laid out in the Network’s Mission Statement. UNESCO Creative Cities are indeed key partners to UNESCO for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda regarding urban sustainable development.

Joining the network is a longstanding commitment; it must involve a participative process and a forward-looking approach. Cities must present a realistic action plan including specific projects, initiatives or policies to be executed in the next four years to implement the objectives of the Network.

Is your city interested in joining the network?

The forthcoming call for applications of the Network will be launched in 2017. Click to find out more about the 2015 call for applications