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UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 and now consists of 180 cities in 72 countries across 7 designations. These  designations are Craft and Folk Art; Design; Film; Gastronomy; Literature; Media Arts and Music.

The Cities of Literature are a global network of 28 cities who specialise in Literature. The UNESCO designation ‘City of Literature’ recognises excellence and places an obligation on cities to nurture and support their artform and collaborate internationally. This should be done by sharing best practice, supporting freedom of speech and instigating projects that ensure literature reaches as wide and diverse an audience as possible, locally and internationally.

Our Press Pack 2018 has lots of interesting information about the Cities of Literature, with links to all the cities.

More details on the Creative Cities Network and how a city can apply to become part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is available here.

UNESCO Cities of Literature

Iowa
Iowa

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2008

Dublin
Dublin

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2010

Norwich
Norwich

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2012

Krakow
Krakow

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2013

Prague
Prague

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2014

Dunedin
Dunedin

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2014

Granada
Granada

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2014

Baghdad
Baghdad

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2015

Lviv
Lviv

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2015

Montevideo
Montevideo

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2015

Óbidos
Óbidos

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2015

Tartu
Tartu

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2015

Bucheon
Bucheon

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017

Durban

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017

Milan
Milan

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017

Quebec City
Quebec City

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017

Seattle
Seattle

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017

Utrecht
Utrecht

A UNESCO City of Literature since 2017