CHANGSHA (CHANGSHA), China, April 4, 2019 / PRNewswire / – The Third International Forum “Creativity and the Silk Road Heritage” began its work in the capital of the central Chinese province of Hunan – Changsha, on March 31 of this year. In addition to 27 high-ranking delegates from the 13 member countries of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, 124 young representatives from 85 countries from the Belt and the Way initiative took part in the event.
The forum is aimed at deepening the exchange and cooperation between the world centers of media art and creative young talents from the countries of this initiative. In addition to the opening ceremony and media art exhibition titled “Original Changsha” (Original Changsha), the program of the event includes the Caribbean Film Festival, a meeting to establish links between Chinese and foreign youth, an internship program “Immersion in Changsha Media Art” and an exciting tour the city.
This year media art, creative ideas, integration and protection of cultural heritage were the main topics of the forum. On April 3, the young participants in the conference unveiled a joint document entitled “The Changsha Initiative,” dedicated to five aspects: creativity, innovation, cultural exchange, capacity building, and youth. The authors of the document note that the younger generation, as an important source of innovation and creativity, can benefit and make its own contribution to the deepening of the exchange and mutual learning.
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