Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network connects cities who want to share experiences, ideas and best practices for cultural, social and economic development. Cities may apply to be endorsed by the Network and join the programme to ensure their continued role as centres of excellence and to support other cities, particularly those in developing countries, in nurturing their own creative economy.

The following cities are members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network:

UNESCO Cities of Literature

Edinburgh, Scotland
Iowa City, U.S.A.
Melbourne, Australia
Dublin, Ireland
Reykjavík, Iceland
Norwich, England
Dunedin, New Zealand
Granada, Spain
Heidelberg, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic

UNESCO Cities of Film

Bradford, UK
Sydney, Australia
Busan, South Korea
Galway, Ireland
Sofia, Bulgaria

UNESCO Cities of Music

Bogota, Colombia
Bologna, Italy
Ghent, Belgium
Glasgow, Scotland
Seville, Spain
Bogota, Colombia
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hanover, Germany
Mannheim, Germany

UNESCO Cities of Crafts and Folk Art

Aswan, Egypt
Kanazawa, Japan
Santa Fe, U.S.A.
Icheon, South Korea
Hangzhou, China
Fabriano, Italy
Paducah, U.S.A.
Jacmel, Haiti
Jingdezhen, China
Nassau, Bahamas
Pekalongan, Indonesia
Suzhou, China

UNESCO Cities of Design

Berlin, Germany
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kobe, Japan
Montreal, Canada
Nagoya, Japan
Shenzhen, China
Shanghai, China
Seoul, South Korea
Saint-Etienne, France
Graz, Austria
Beijing, China
Bilbao, Spain
Curitiba, Brazil
Dundee, Scotland
Helsinki, Finland
Turin, Italy

UNESCO City of Media Arts

Lyon, France
Enghien-les-Bains, France
Sapporo, Japan
Dakar, Senegal
Gwangju, South Korea
Linz, Austria
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
York, UK

UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy

Popayan, Colombia
Chengdu, China
Östersund, Sweden
Jeonju, South Korea
Zahle, Lebanon
Florianopolis, Brazil
Shunde, China
Tsuruoka, Japan