Košice is the first Slovak city that has received the title UNESCO Creative City. We have joined this prestigious club together with cities from all over the world such as Linz, Austin, Tel Aviv, Lyon, Sapporo, Toronto, Changsha, Guadalajara, and Braga. Thanks to this, it is in a unique position to become known globally, develop international cooperation, and create opportunities for creative people not only from Košice but from all over Slovakia.
The creative industry and the IT sector in Košice have experienced dynamic growth in recent years. CIKE tries to capture this trend while continuing to support creativity and technology which brings added value to the city by linking and creating synergies between them.
With this in mind, in 2017 we successfully applied for Košice's membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of media art - a genre in which art and digital technologies naturally connect.
Therefore, the reason behind applying for membership in the UNESCO network was to make our city great. We want to be an internationally recognized city that inspires new generations to develop skills in media art. We want to create long-lasting networks, quality collaborations, and promote economic growth through the innovative language of media art.
Festival Art & Tech Days
The key project of Košice - Creative City of Media Arts is the Art & Tech Days festival which takes place in November each year.