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From 16 to 19 July 2019, the Turkish Creative City of Kütahya is organizing “The Cradle of Foundation: Domaniç Exhibition” in İzmir. The main objective of this social project is to contribute to the economic and social development of Domaniç Province, strengthen the cooperation between stakeholders and artists.
Carrara Creative City Award aims to give a concrete contribution to building a universal language by linking culture and education in order to foster a culture of peace through the arts. It offers young sculptors the opportunity to live a period of study and an authentic experience during which they can express their own creativity in an international competition aimed at spreading UNESCO values and principles.
From 10 to 15 June 2019, in Fabriano, Italy, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network XIII Annual Conference gathered 50 mayors among 480 participates from some 145 cities worldwide. Committed to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through culture-oriented policies, the mayors exchanged on the theme of “The Ideal City”, and shared examples of how their cities are addressing community needs by building on culture and creativity to develop innovative and inclusive urban strategies.
Art students from Taylor High School, a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet), traveled to Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art, for an immersive study tour. The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) consists of over 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries working in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development, and quality education.
When Paducah ceramist and arts educator Mitch Kimball participated in the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen in 2018, he sought to make connections. This networking and representation of Paducah led to a mutual exchange when Paducah Arts Alliance welcomed father/son duo Ma Xinkai and Ma Mingkui for a two-week Artists-in-Residence Programme in Paducah, USA.
On 25 March 2019, Kütahya Adult Education Institute will launch a museum and an exhibition in celebration of the 408th birthday of Evliya Çelebi.
Isfahan, Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, has launched its Handicraft Winter School on 20 January 2019. During a two-week day event, short-term training courses in design and artisanship were provided to the women of the Iranian city. With its more than 190 fields of handicrafts, the preservation of local traditions and the development of the creative sector have always been an economic and social priority for Isfahan.
From 1 to 8 February, Kütahya, UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, will be presenting “The Cradle of Foundation: Domaniç Exhibition” in Ankara, Turkey. The event represents one of the outcomes of a project undertaken by Kütayha in Domaniç, located in Kütahya province.
Gabrovo is a city with a rich cultural history, a guardian of traditional crafts and folk art in Bulgaria, with singular humour tradition; that have successfully contributed to the city’s development through culture. The local community is particularly engaged to protect and promote crafts and folk art and recognizes its transversal potential for development, covering notably the fields of economy and education.
From 20 to 22 December, the Iranian UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art will be the host of a first international exhibition on creative industries, covering various fields of culture and creativity including heritage, visual arts and information media.