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Since 2014, the project Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale, coordinated by Cité du design, Saint-Etienne, gathers European 12 partners from 11 cities, including 6 UNESCO Creative Cities. Co-financed by the programme Creative Europe of European Union, the project explores how inhabitants (re)invent the contemporary city and experiment its scales.
Representatives from Bradford Council and University of Bradford and are in Qingdao, China this week seeking to building stronger relationships in film production, education and tourism. The Bradford team is part of a wider delegation from Leeds City Region aiming to accelerate investment relationships with the second largest economy in the world.
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 1 to 5 October, the Turkish Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art will be holding the third edition of its Dumlupınar Çini and Handicraft Festival. Organized by the Municipality and Dumlupınar University, Kütahya will showcase its rich expertise in çini making – a ceramic ware using glass powder, quartz and clay. As a newly designated UNESCO Creative City, Kütahya will also share its experience in managing cultural and creative industries through strong public-private partnerships.
From 5 to 15 September, Santos’ theatres, public spaces and historic buildings were occupied by the 5th edition of Mirada Ibero American Festival of Performing Arts, featuring productions from 13 Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
On 7 September, the Iranian Creative City hosted a TEDx event under the theme “Untold Stories of Isfahan”. This event offered a series of eight lectures by thinkers and experts from different walks of life and from a variety of fields, including science, entrepreneurship and creativity, with the aim to share their vision and experience of Isfahan and its communities.
From 29 August to 2 September, Melbourne, UNESCO Creative City of Literature, in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), hosted a delegation of international festival directors to the 2018 edition of the Festival with the aim of stimulating best practice sharing, fostering new international cooperation and increasing the transit of Australian artists around the world.
Since 3 September until 11 November, Tongyeong International Music Foundation, together with the Goethe-Institut, invite composers from North East Asia to take part in an open call for scores for the 2019 Tongyeong Asian Composers Showcase.
Santos, a UNESCO Creative City of Film, will soon host its third Santos Film Festival (SFF), a major cultural event focusing on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Under the theme What the world do we wish for?, this year’s SFF will aim to strengthen film as an educational means to enhance idea sharing and culture exchange.
  Following the Call for Bids and the selection process, the city of Santos, a UNESCO Creative City of Film from Brazil, has been selected by the member cities to be the Host City of the 2020 UCCN Annual Meeting. The UCCN Secretariat wishes to congratulate Santos for its selection, and extend its gratitude to Belém (Brazil) and Puebla (Mexico), the other two finalists, as well as to Nassau (Bahamas) and Isfahan (Iran), for their commitment to the selection process.