Georgia's capital Tbilisi and the Black Sea coastline city of Batumi joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, at the decision of the UNESCO Director General.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.
The status of Creative City was granted to Tbilisi for its promotion of multimedia art and its role in the sustainable development of the capital city. As for Batumi, joining the Creative Cities Network means devoting resources to supporting musical art in the coastline city.
The Network covers such creative fields as Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.