On the 14th Dec 2022 in Manila, the International Conference on Creative Cities was hosted by the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts), the Filipino inter-agency commission that coordinates cultural policies and programmes.
Speakers from the City of Sapporo were invited to present their experiences of “Good Practices, Impacts, and Challenges of Becoming a UNESCO Creative City” alongside presentations from creative cities Wonju – South Korea (Literature), Terrassa – Spain (Film), Cebu – Philippines (Design), Baguio – Philippines (Crafts and Folk Arts), and Kuching – Malaysia (Gastronomy). Amongst their good practices, Sapporo introduced their annual creative talent education programme, placing particular focus on “Creative Knock 2022”.
Creative Knock 2022 was a set of CG creation workshops welcome to even complete beginners held three times over the summer. After the workshops, participants created their own CG designs and these were integrated into a landscape feature video by professionals entitled “SAPPORO 2122: Sapporo’s Scenery 100 Years from Now”.
Sapporo was also able to present a number of their latest successful UCCN initiatives such as their principal collaborative project with fellow Media Arts cities “City to City,” a co-creation programme consisting of networking and partnering between selected artists from each city, coming together to make a joint piece of media arts work.
To find out more about the event and Sapporo’s endeavours as a creative city, please visit the dedicated page on the City of Sapporo official English-language website.