Kraków city of literature and Katowice city of music will join forces as Krakowice. Both cities will host this year’s UNESCO Creative Cities Network congress that will be held on 12-15 June. 180 representatives from 72 counters will participate in this event. The meetings will concern “Creative Crossroads”, a concept of connecting sectors of creative cities. In addition to the meeting of the members of the network, additional initiatives, such as the Miłosz Festival and the Gardens of Sounds Festival, will be organized during this event.
The Creative Cities Network is currently formed by 180 Members from 72 countries covering 7 creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts. Kraków was the first Polish city to join the network in 2013 as the city of literature, later followed by Katowice – the city of music (2015) ana Łódź – the city of film (2017).
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.