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Crafts and Folk Art

Do you have what it takes to become a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art?

Crafts and Folk Art
  • © City of Santa Fe

The following list of criteria and characteristics serves as a guide for cities interested in joining the network as a City of Crafts and Folk Art:

  • Long-lasting tradition in a particular form of crafts or folk art;
  • contemporary production of crafts and folk art;
  • strong presence of craft makers and local artists;
  • training centres related to crafts and folk art related occupations;
  • effort to promote crafts and folk art (festivals, exhibitions, fairs, markets, etc.);
  • infrastructure relevant to crafts and folk art, e.g. museums, handicraft stores, local art fairs, etc.;

Appointed cities:


  • 27-07-2010
Dublin, Icheon, Östersund and Seoul designated as UNESCO Creative Cities
  • 11-06-2009
Kanazawa, Ghent and Bradford, designated as UNESCO Creative Cities

World Creative City Forum 2010 in Kanazawa
Kanazawa - Japan
  • 15-10-2010 - 
  • 15-10-2010