Connecting civic and cultural leaders

Discover the story of GCDN in our new brochure

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Singapore 2019

GCDN will hold its next annual convening in Singapore, August 27-29, 2019.

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Meet our Members

Meet the people that make the network through a series of exclusive monthly interviews with leading GCDN members.


Governance Models of Cultural Districts

New governance report available, to help new and established cultural districts understand and assess different models for governance. The report features international case studies and draws on best practice to identify who should be 'at the table' for informed and effective strategy and decision making.


2017 Cultural Infrastructure Index

Undertaken for GCDN by AEA Consulting, the Cultural Infrastructure Index, seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector over 2017, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more.


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The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is an international federation committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries.

The membership network fosters cooperation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for creative and cultural districts, and engages leaders in culture and in urban development through convenings, research and collaborations in order to inform global, local and sectoral agendas.

The GCDN is an initiative of AEA Consulting.