UNESCO Creative Cities Network


One of the 'Poems on Steps' projects, initiated by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature to transform steps around the city.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The Network covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

In 2014, Dunedin became New Zealand’s first city to be appointed to the Creative Cities network as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Auckland's bid to become a UNESCO City of Music was accepted in 2017.