We are so UNESCO Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts!

Discover the UNESCO City of Media Arts, Linz, as a contemporary city that looks to the future. In December 2014 Linz was accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network and is now allowed to bear the title "UNESCO City of Media Arts".

What is media arts?

Only cities that can demonstrate extraordinary achievements in one of the categories of literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, design or media arts are accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network. 

The Ars Electronica Center, the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the activities in the Tabakfabrik, the emerging independent scene and other institutions have established Linz as as a center of media art which opens up new prospects and innovations in culture, economy and society. The title "UNESCO City of Media Arts" will make Linz nationally and internationally attractive as a Creative City in culture, science and business.

More information can be found on the website www.cityofmediaarts.at