On July 15, the online exchange conference "UNESCO Creative Cities of the BRICS countries: Art Together", a creative cooperation project organized by Ulyanovsk, Russia, was launched.
On July 15, Beijing time, the online exchange conference "UNESCO Creative Cities of the BRICS countries: Art Together", a creative cooperation project organized by Ulyanovsk, Russia, was launched.
Representatives of UNESCO Creative Cities from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), urban cultural and humanitarian institutions participated in the discussions. Changsha, as a global “City of Media Arts”, was invited to participate in an online discussion session on July 15, with the theme "Why my city has become a UNESCO Creative City?"
Meng Ye, the representative of Changsha, briefly introduced the basic situation of Changsha, its rich cultural and creative resources, and its unique digital media arts atmosphere on the theme of the conference.
At the meeting, Changsha representative Meng Ye briefly introduced the basic situation of Changsha, its rich cultural and creative resources, and its unique digital media arts atmosphere on the theme of the conference. Changsha officially joined the UCCN on November 1, 2017, becoming the first global "City of Media Arts" in China. Over the past five years, the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee and Changsha Municipal Government have introduced a series of policies, including an action plan to accelerate the construction of the world's "City of Media Arts", established a cross-sector, cross-industry and cross-discipline committee to promote the construction of the Media Arts City, and vigorously guided and actively promoted the rapid development of the Media Arts industry. Changsha actively participates in the UCCN activities, and the rapid development of the cultural and creative industries represented by media arts cannot be achieved without the exchanges and mutual learning with international creative cities. Changsha local artists visited Austin, USA in 2017, and MACC has also sent representatives to visit creative cities such as Enghien-les-Bains (France), Linz (Austria), Daegu (South Korea) and Gwangju (South Korea. In addition, Changsha also sent a delegation to visit Krakow and Katowice, Poland to participate in the 12th UCCN Annual Conference. While learning the advanced experience of cultural and creative industry development from other creative cities, Changsha also showed the world its sound results in developing the creative sector.
Changsha is a famous historical and cultural city.
Changsha is a city of innovation and creativity.
In the discussions, Changsha representative Meng Ye said that in the future, Changsha hopes to carry out in-depth exchanges and cooperation with other creative cities in the fields of creative fireworks, digital video, digital light and shadow art, as well as artist exchanges.
In addition, Ulyanovsk, Russia (City of Literature), Florianópolis, Brazil (City of Gastronomy), Durban, South Africa (City of Literature), St. Petersburg, Russia (City of Gastronomy), Hyderabad, India (City of Gastronomy), Brasilia, Brazil (City of Design), and Kozhikode, India (City of Literature) have introduced the basic information of their cities in the field of creativity and shared their experiences in carrying out creative activities at the exchange sessions.
As the first Russian city to join the UCCN, Ulyanovsk is a global "City of Literature". On January 19, 2006, Changsha and Ulyanovsk signed a letter of intent on sister city relations. In 2020, the Russia‒BRICS International Youth Cooperation Project Office started activities in Ulyanovsk in conjunction with youth communities and organizations from Russia and BRICS countries. The office aims to strengthen friendly international relations between BRICS countries by organizing a series of international conferences, forums and other events.