Author:Auckland City of Music, ACOM
Source:Auckland City of Music
Auckland City of Music (ACOM) is delighted to present this strategy for Auckland as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative City Network as a designated City of Music. The strategy outlines the wider benefits this status will bring to Auckland residents, New Zealanders and international visitors.
A music city is a place with a vibrant music ecosystem that delivers economic, cultural and social benefits. Music connects people and communities; it bridges cultural and linguistic divides and it provides an avenue for identity and expression. Auckland is blessed with music. This strategy aims to strengthen and improve our creative city far into the future. It also provides a framework for ideas and projects that will help Auckland to flourish into an internationally renowned, creative city with music at its heart.
We are proud to be a member of the UNESCO Creative City Network (UCCN) as a designated City of Music, and we look forward to contributing to the organisation’s goals in its Sustainable Development Agenda through our participation in the project. We are excited by the possibilities that lie ahead and the platform that this will provide for future generations.
Auckland applied for and was granted status as a UNESCO City of Music in late 2017. Key aspects of our application were developed in partnership with Auckland’s music industry representatives and the Council family. The action plan outlined in Section Four builds on the application and has been endorsed by key music industry and creative sector stakeholders. To deliver on the action plan, projects will be developed with the aim of strengthening and leveraging existing enterprises, and providing an opportunity for all stakeholders to contribute to Auckland’s success as a music city.
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