External Evaluators

Following Article 2 of the Creative Cities Nomination Procedures, applications to become a Creative City are evaluated by a panel of external expert consultants.


Our partners include the the institutions outlined below, with more organizations and academics to be added in due course. 


Non-governmental Organizations

Craft & Folk Arts


World Crafts Council

Auras Corporate Centre/3rd Floor

98-A Dr Radhakrishnan Salai 

Chennai 600 004 - India

Email: wcc.sect.in(at)gmail.com

Tel.: +91 44 28478500


International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals & Folk Arts (CIOFF)


101, 3-12-10

Sendagaya, Shibuya-ka

Tokyo Japan 151-0051

Email: cioff-japan(at)cioff.org

Tel.: +81 3 6804 3864




PEN International (PEN)

Brownlow House

50/51 High Holborn

London WC1V 6ER

United Kingdom

Email: info(at)pen-international.org

Tel.: +44 20 7405 0338


Media Arts


International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)

1 rue Miollis

75015 Paris


Email: cict.icft(at)gmail.com

Tel.: +33 1 45 68 48 56/+33 1 45 67 28 40




International Music Council

and its regional groups

1 rue Miollis

75015 PARIS

Email: info(at)imc-cim.org

Tel.: +331 45 68 48 50




World Food Travel Association

410 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Suite 440

Portland Oregon 97214

United States of America

Email : info(at)worldtraveltravel(dot)org

Tel.: +1 503 213 3700


Universities, Research Centres & Independent Experts

Annie Gérin, Director & Professor

Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

Annette Svaneklink Jakobsen, Assistant Professor

Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark)


Ian McShane, Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University (Australia)

Andy C Pratt, Professor

Department of Culture and Creative Industries, City University London (United Kingdom)

Deirdre Prins-Solani, Heritage Consultant (South Africa)

Gabriela Nirino, Professor, Department of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Dr. Jenny F. MBAYE, Postdoctoral Researcher, African Center for Cities, Cape Town, South Africa

Lautaro Ojeda Ledesma, Teacher, Architecture School, Universidad de Valparaíso.

Pearson David, Professor
Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra (Australia)

Hiroshi OKANO

Vice-Director, Professor of Urban Research Plaza, &  

Professor of Graduate School of BusinessOsaka City University, Japan

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