Founded in 2004, the DC Network unites 13 of the most creative and innovative regions around the world. Our international orientation makes us a unique network of regions that put creativity and innovati n high on the agenda. From the USA to China and Scotland to India, the Districts of Creativity network spans the globe and continues to grow. 

“I absolutely see the value of creative collaboration and the Districts of Creativity Network provides real opportunities to learn from each other to enhance our cultural and economic vibrancy” 

- Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs

Our mission & vision

The core mission of the DC network is to make a more prosperous world through harnessing the power of creativity. We do this by bringing people together from across the globe and from various domains to promote and use the power of creative thinking and to identify new ways of combining knowledge, technology and resources.

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship

The DC members believe the combination of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship is a major source of prosperity and growth. Creativity is what makes people, companies, and regions unique. It offers the capacity to find innovative solutions to challenges in society.  It allows to create new products, services or processes and contributes to the creation of economic value and to the general well being of people. 

Creative industries

The DC members see the creative industries as one of the key sectors for the future. As a hotbed for creativity, sectors such as design, fashion, gaming, media, arts… have the potential to act as driver for innovation through co-creation.

A global connection

The DC members believe that the future world is a connected one. The network wants to connect the minds of different disciplines and stimulate co-creation. Different cultural perspectives help lead to solutions with a global reach.