Municipal Government Leaders

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