Santa Fe, United States
UNESCO City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art
The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico was appointed UNESCO City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art on 13 July, 2005.
The exchange of goods, ideas and know-how is deeply rooted in the city of Santa Fe, spanning from trade fairs that were attended by early Pueblo Indians and Mexico's indigenous population, the Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail, to Santa Fe's Design Week and International Folk Art Market.
The city continues to evolve as a hub for cultural industries as artists, visionaries, entrepreneurs and countless visitors come to Santa Fe to be inspired by and to take part in a rich and unique aesthetic tradition. Santa Fe's appointment to the Creative Cities Network is a testament to the city's important achievements in cultural industry development, and it fosters the city's drive to share experiences, knowledge and best-practices with other cultural clusters on a global platform.
Contact: Ms Debra Garcia y Griego (degarcia(at)ci.santa-fe.nm.us)
Santa Fe International Conference 2008