AS OF TODAY'S DATE NASSAU IS NOW AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK AS A CITY OF CRAFTS AND FOLK ARTS, having been successful in its application, as posted on the UNESCO  Creative Cities website:

28 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

As a result of the 2014 Call for applications, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, designated 28 cities, from 19 countries, as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.


UNESCO Creative Cities Network is pleased to welcome the following cities within its seven thematic areas (Craft and Folk Arts, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music):

Bilbao (Spain) – Design
Busan (Republic of Korea) – Film
Curitiba (Brazil) – Design
Dakar (Senegal) – Media Arts
Dundee (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) – Design
Dunedin (New Zealand) – Literature
Florianopolis (Brazil) – Gastronomy
Galway (Ireland) - Film
Granada (Spain) – Literature
Gwangju (Republic of Korea) – Media Arts
Hamamatsu (Japan) – Music
Hanover (Germany) – Music
Heidelberg (Germany) – Literature
Helsinki (Finland) – Design
Jacmel (Haiti) – Crafts & Folk Arts
Jingdezhen (China) – Crafts & Folk Arts
Linz (Austria) – Media Arts
Mannheim (Germany) – Music
Nassau (Bahamas) - Crafts & Folk Arts
Pekalongan (Indonesia) – Crafts & Folk Arts
Prague (Czech Republic) – Literature
Shunde (China) – Gastronomy
Sofia (Bulgaria) – Film
Suzhou (China) – Crafts & Folk Arts
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel) – Media Arts
Tsuruoka (Japan) – Gastronomy
Turin (Italy) – Design
York (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) – Media Arts

By joining the Network, cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships with a view to promoting creativity and cultural industries, to share best practices, to strengthen participation in cultural life, and to integrate culture in economic and social development plans.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now comprises 69 cities that have identified culture and creativity as a strategic driver for sustainable urban development.

Stay tuned for the official Press Release!