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31 Oct 2022

World Cities Culture Forum Report 2022

World Cities Culture Forum has published the World Cities Culture Report 2022, a comprehensive account of culture in cities documenting over 200 initiatives from across 40 global cities in 6 continents.

This report is an account of how cities have responded to crisis with creative solutions building great resilience to face the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the devastating impact of the pandemic to cities’ culture and creative industries, including 95% average fall in attendance at main festivals, 72% average fall in international tourism and 51% average fall in music performances per year.

Despite this, the report showcases a wide range of new cultural initiatives and creative approaches to recovery across the globe, from online arts festivals to Helsinki’s Culture Kids, where every child born after 2020 is paired with a cultural organisation.

The report highlights the role of culture in driving cities’ economic and social recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrates the key role culture plays in addressing urban challenges and creating thriving cities.

The World Cities Culture Report is published every three years and is a comprehensive dataset and case study research on cities and culture. The Report will become a public resource for city policymakers, academics and city planners to inspire urban renewal and strengthen cities resilience.

Download the full report