Linz is absolutely delighted to have been granted membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, an association that brings together 69 cities from 32 countries that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Its seven Thematic Networks are Literature, Film, Music, Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Media Arts and Gastronomy.
“Media art is regarded as a part of this city’s identity. It’s a driving force behind economic and social innovation. Linz, with its appointment as a UNESCO City of Media Arts, is resolutely going forth into the future as a creative city with an industrial backbone.”
Klaus Luger, Mayor of the City of Linz