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Why join the Network? 

    Are you looking for a means to:

    • highlight your city’s cultural assets on a global platform?
    • make creativity an essential element of local economic and social development?
    • share knowledge across cultural clusters around the world?
    • build local capacity and train local cultural actors in business skills?
    • cultivate innovation through the exchange of know-how, experiences and technological expertise?
    • promote diverse cultural products in national and international markets?

    If you are looking for an innovative way to showcase your city’s cultural pedigree, exchange know-how and develop local cultural industries on a global platform, the new economy is quickly taking shape, giving rise to mass production and consumption of unique experiences, and cities that can effectively harness human creativity are at the heart of this evolution. Cities play an integral role in the transition toward a new economy because they harbor clusters that are essentially hubs of creativity with the potential to shape global demand for a city’s local offering.

    By providing a global platform for a city’s local cultural assets, the Creative Cities Network is facilitating access to know-how, information and experiences to all member cities as a means to promote the development of local cultural industries and to foster member cities’ worldwide recognition.