Vision of developing a creative city in terms of
handicrafts and folk arts
5 years period (2023-2027)
“Historical Nan City Buddhist culture precious handicraft
Folk art leads creative cultural economy"

Development of Nan creative city in terms of handicrafts and folk arts According to the mission of a member of the Creative Cities Organization of UNESCO (UNESCO Creative Cities Network: UCCN) to determine the strategy and direction for the development of creative cities., to the potential of the area and in accordance with appropriate and promoting the creative economy linked to context under participation from all sectors for the development of the creative city of Nan towards sustainability.

Missions and goals of creative city development

UNESCO proposed the concept of Creative Cities Networks in 2004 or 2004 with the goal of creating cooperation from local development to international level to create culture and sustainable development. By relying on cooperation from various sectors, including government agencies, private sectors, educational institutions and the community sector to promote creative industries. by linking cultural activities between cities from around the world together, UNESCO Focus on culture and creativity which is an issue related to the lives of people learning together between city network is one of the key factors leading to the success and sustainability of the creative city. It is a concept that arises from a joint push and drive on the basis of cultural diversity. and mutual cooperation It is the origin of the UCCN Creative Cities Network (UNESCO Creative Cities Network).

The definition of a creative city (Creative City) defined by UNESCO means a city with a variety of cultural activities. And is an important mechanism to drive the economy, social development and improve people's quality of life. And lead to sustainable urban development. Creative cities can be classified into 7 branches, with members from all over the world, a total of 301 cities from 84 countries (latest data in 2021), together with

1) Literature, 43 cities
2) Design in 46 cities (Bangkok in 2019)
3) Film in 21 cities
4) Music in 61 cities
5) Crafts and Folk Art (Crafts and Folk Art) 59 cities (Chiang Mai: 2017 and Sukhothai: 2019)
6) Media Arts in 22 cities
7) Food (Gastronomy) in 49 cities (Phuket in 2015, Phetchaburi in 2021)

Note: Creative Cities Network members Based on the latest information in 2021

The role of culture is a key issue in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, recognized by 193 countries since 2015. changing our world This support in the integration of cultural and creative work. It is reviewed and accepted as part of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11), which is to make cities and human settlements safe, resilient and sustainable. However, policies and strategies for the development of Nan Creative City According to the mission framework under the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) certification, there are 6 strategies. 


Strategy 1: Creative Economic Activities Development
to drive and develop the city of Nan to have competitive potential under creative economy activities and creative innovation in handicrafts and folk art To stimulate the economy and generate income for the city sustainably.

Strategy 2: Development of potential and creative skills (Capacity Building & Skill Development of Creativity)
To develop competency and creative skills Supporting the development of creative cities in terms of handicrafts and folk arts sustainably, covering 4 areas: creative people development, creative process development, and creative products development, as well as the development of creative urban areas. (Creative Place) appropriately reflects the identity of Nan.

Strategy 3: Creation of Opportunities and Equal Learning in Society (Inclusive Society & Learning Opportunities for All)
To open opportunities for all groups of people to have access to creative activities. specifically for The fragile people in society include youth, women and the elderly to reduce income inequality. reduce poverty Promote lifelong learning to improve the quality of life in the long run as well as to develop skills for designing creative works of handicrafts to meet the needs of the market in the new normal way (New Normal Market), developing a curriculum on designing and creating handicrafts and folk arts. for ethnic groups in Nan province

Strategy 4: Inheritance and Creation of Handicraft Wisdom and Folk Art (Local Wisdom and Creative Development for Crafts & Folk Art)
Potential Development of Nan Creative City handicrafts and folk arts With education and research which is an important process that must be carried out continuously. and integrate knowledge to develop design skills concept development for creative works by integrating folk art wisdom together with modern technology Upgrading the capabilities of entrepreneurs in the area support the growth of the creative economy of Nan

Strategy 5: Development of Infrastructure and Facilities to Support Creative City of Nan (Development of Creative City Infrastructures) to develop infrastructure and facilities for supporting creative activities in handicrafts and folk art for creative city

Strategy 6: Communication and network development of creative cities in handicrafts and folk arts (UCCN Activities and Networking Promotion)
To promote awareness, communication and development of the UCCN Creative Cities Cooperation Network both nationally and internationally. and at the international level to elevate the relationship and the role of the creative city of Nan to share experiences and exchange knowledge on good practices between the network of member cities to continue and extend the handicraft and folk arts of Nan to be seen widely on the world stage with the participation of all sectors Covers mission and mission-based activities among creative cities members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).


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