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Call for Applications

The 2015 call for applications for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is now closed!

On 11 December 2015, the Network has welcomed 47 cities from 33 countries.  Click to know more

If your city is interested in joining this growing Network, you may access the documents below and find out what it takes and what it means to become a UNESCO Creative City. 
In the light of the lessons learned from last year’s call for applications, some changes have been implemented in the current call. 
Key dates: 
All applications must be submitted by email using the official Application Form available below and must be received by the UNESCO Secretariat no later than 15 July 2015, midnight CET. Please note that applications received after this date will not be evaluated.
Following the evaluation process carried out by internal and external consultations with independent experts and the member cities of the Network, the Director-General of UNESCO designates the UNESCO Creative Cities.
The announcement of the Creative Cities designated in 2015 is expected on UNESCO’s website on 11 December 2015.
Key documents: 
Derogation: the criteria regarding the number of inhabitants stipulated by the application detailed in Article 6 of the Designation Procedure will not apply to the 2015 Call for applications.