Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network (SEACCN)
The Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network (SEACCN)
is a network for creative cities and clusters in Southeast Asia
. This includes representatives from the cities, agencies, specialists, experts, groups and communities. The initial members include George Town (Penang, Malaysia), Bandung (Indonesia), Cebu (Philippines), and Chiang Mai (Thailand).
It is an open group but with a focus on SE Asia and a particular focus on so-called “second cities”
, but SEACCN welcomes collaboration with other organization and cities including those in the rest of Asia or Europe. The network was informally founded in April 2014 in Chiang Mai and an MOU was signed in August 2014. Since its launch, several joint activities have been organized, including seminars, public forums, and an art and craft exhibition.
Of particular interest to the network are urban development, heritage and arts management, all art forms, all forms of functional design, crafts, software/digital content, community involvement, innovation, and entrepreneurship.