What are the Districts of Creativity?
The DC Network offers participation in a robust network of economic development, education, and cultural leaders from around the world with annual regional study missions, the Creativity World Forum, a shared website, and collaborative opportunities between regions.
A Worldwide Initiative
In 2007 Oklahoma was acknowledged as an official “District of Creativity” and received into the 12-member international network of creative districts based in Flanders, Belgium. The DC Network offers participation in a robust network of economic development, education, and cultural leaders from around the world with annual regional study missions, the Creativity World Forum, a shared website, and collaborative opportunities between regions.
Oklahoma hosted the 2010 Creativity World Forum which was the largest to date with over 2600 attendees from 38 states and 18 countries. Oklahoma is currently the only North American district of creativity represented in the DC Network. The 2012 Creativity World Forum was held in Rio de Janiero with an Oklahoma delegation attending the Forum and Oklahoma artists participating in the second DC Network Biennale (begun by Oklahoma in 2010), Oklahoma speakers participating as conference presenters, and an Oklahoma exhibition of creative businesses and endeavors at the exposition.
Founded in 2004
Founded in 2004, the Districts of Creativity (DC) Network unites 12 of the most creative and innovative regions around the world, with Oklahoma as the only representative district in North America. Our international orientation makes us a unique network of regions that put creativity and innovation high on our agendas. We believe that cross-border collaborations contribute to advance a creative and entrepreneurial culture. Therefore the DC Network was formed to foster the exchange of the best practices and experiences in business, culture and education.
From the USA to China and Scotland to India, the Districts of Creativity Network spans the globe and continues to grow.
Central Denmark (Denmark)
Nord-Pas de Calais (France)
Qingdao (P.R. China)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Shanghai (P.R. China)