Convenings

GCDN members are invited to regular convenings to share emerging best practices, hear expert panels, and discuss the place of cultural precincts and complexes in urban policy, economic development, and related areas of public policy such as travel and tourism.

Upcoming

New Collaborations: Creating Cities Together

Cultural districts have a collaborative purpose at their heart; as a set of organizations with a shared agenda to animate local environments through culture. How constitutive members collaborate with each other, across institutions and disciplines; with local communities and their changing demographics; with city stakeholders; with diverse funders; and with other urban agendas; is crucial to their success.

In today’s world, the cultural sector is under greater scrutiny to demonstrate an ability to be open, porous and build ingenious alliances for meaningful impact. This year’s GCDN convening will take collaboration as a loose theme to ask vital questions for the leadership of cultural districts and share learning through two days of engaging discussions, workshops and social events.

The GCDN 2019 Annual Convening will be held in Singapore, August 27-29, 2019, co-hosted by our local member National Museum of Singapore and local partners including The Asian Civilizations Museum and The Esplanade. Gathering over 130 civic and cultural leaders from around the world with their peers in industry, academia and government, it will provide a unique forum to foster new ideas and collaborations.

Find out more about Singapore 2019.

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