Unesco Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

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Launched in 2004, the UCCN is a worldwide group of creative cities working together towards a common mission for cultural diversity and sustainable urban development. As of 2018, it is formed by 180 members from 72 countries covering seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.

There are 13 Cities of Film: BitolaBradfordBristolBusanGalwayŁódźQingdaoRomeSantosSofiaSydneyTerrassa and Yamagata.

Being part of this network means that Bradford can more easily engage with and learn from other member cities, either through forging new international film collaborations, creating new artistic exchange programmes or exploring cross cultural projects that combine film with other mediums within the Creative City fields.

It can share best experiences, knowledge and best practices with other leading creative cities around the world. It can find new ways to use film as a tool to broaden learning, inspire creativity and harness the potential of its dynamic, multicultural communities.

Visit the UNESCO and UCCN websites to find out more.