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Semibreve festival in Braga is one of the standard-bearers of the Portuguese Creative City, which took place from 26 to 28 October. The festival presents a musical programme based on references of the electronic music but also with other disciplinary contents such as artistic installations, workshops and talks.
From 10 to 14 October, Sapporo, UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in Japan, will be hosting the 2018 edition of No Maps. Sapporo Creative Convention No Maps is an event that seeks to cross borders between media arts, music, film, education, urban development, with the aim to draw new ideas for social experiment in Sapporo and Hokkaido.
Since 13 September until 21 October, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, together with the City of Sapporo, invite artists in the field of media arts and visual arts to take part in an open call for its winter residency program.
From 3 to 6 September, the 2018 edition of the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival will be held in Creative City of Media Arts. The festival will offer a five-day series of events focused on digital culture, creativity and urban innovation ranging from meet-ups, conferences and panels to outdoor public happenings. 
To support China’s pledge to alleviate national poverty by 2020, the city of Changsha launched the ‘New Channel’ initiative. This programme supports employment and skills development of indigenous groups in rural areas, allowing them develop traditional handicraft and local products in a sustainable, innovative way.
GeniUS! York is a social and inclusive initiative that harbors the creativity of its community. Due to a downturn in the economy, City York Council needed a way to deliver economically sustainable local services, environmental support and care to its citizens. In order to generate ideas, the local government engaged its residents and brought the community together as a whole to develop promising solutions.
In recent years, recycling has become a prominent part of everyday life. Governments and companies are constantly looking for new ways to reduce environmental damage and drive sustainable living. However, despite these efforts, there is a vast amount of material waste and byproducts that currently cannot be efficiently recycled.
From 13 to 17 June, Enghien-les-Bains, French Creative City of Media Arts, will hold the 10th edition of the Bains numériques, a biennale known to be an international hub of exchanges on creative digital innovation.
STARTS (Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the Arts) is an initiative launched by The European Commission for Innovation in Technology, Industry and Arts, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society to select the pioneering ideas and works in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with arts.
The SXSW Festival in Austin, United States of America, is a hotbed for creative and digital media technology. The event brings together the film, music, and digital gaming communities around the shared issues of emerging technologies, culture and urban development.