The Hugo Pratt bus meets young talents

The Hugo Pratt bus meets young talents

The association Cap BD Angoulême, club for UNESCO, and the social centre CAJ La Grand-Font launch the first edition of their project « The Hugo Pratt bus meets young talents ».

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Call for 2021 Granada residency

Call for 2021 Granada residency

Granada UNESCO City of Literature has launched the call-out for its Granada Writers in Residence Programme for autumn 2021.

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Call for 2021 Wonju Residency

Call for 2021 Wonju Residency

Wonju City of Literature offers a chance for writers from cities of literature to come to Wonju and stay in Toji Cultural Centre for their first Residency programme in autumn 2021.

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Toute la France dessine during summer 2021!

Toute la France dessine during summer 2021!

Thanks to the support of the French Ministry for culture, the operation by the International Comics and Visual Arts Center of Angoulême (CIBDI) is renewed in summer 2021 from June 21st to August 14th.

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2021 BUCHEON Residency

2021 BUCHEON Residency

The City of Bucheon, a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) since 2017 in the Literature category, has worked hard to promote the cultural content industry by building cultural infrastructure for comics, animation, film, music and libraries. Bucheon, transformed from a garden city to an industrial city and then a city of culture within less than 50 years, wishes to share the unique knowledge and experience gained with the international community.

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Celebration of the French Language

Celebration of the French Language

Angoulême UNESCO Creative City of Literature celebrates International Francophonie Day.

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Xavier Bonnefont

The Mayor of Angoulême

Since it was founded in 1974, Angoulême’s International Comic Strip Festival (FIBD) has given rise to a whole new ecosystem in the conurbation, which is now a fully-fledged driver for socioeconomic and urban development. The city has transformed its sometimes struggling industrial economy into a predominantly tertiary activity grounded in visual arts-focused cultural industries.

The Visual Arts Campus has taken shape with 12 specialist graduate schools. An economic development centre, Magelis, has been set up to support and strengthen the growth of this industry. Specialist cultural facilities (such as the International Centre for Comic Strips and the Visual Arts, Musée de France accredited Comic Strip Museum or L’Alpha media library) have sprung up, and support schemes (including design grants, Centre for Writers, aid for corporate real estate, business incubators and more) now foster creativity and the creation of cultural businesses.

Urban planning projects take this new dimension into account (redevelopment of brownfield sites, repurposing the Saint-Cybard neighbourhood and Charente riverbanks for the visual arts, integration in the “Action Coeur de ville” national scheme for revitalising mid-sized city centres, street furniture, street signs, etc.).