8.9.2 List of Cultural and Art Festivities (for Creative Cities); Cultural Exchange Activities; Cultural Awareness Workshops
BAGUIO DATA SOURCE: Department of Education (DEP-ED)
Nestled in the mountains of Northern Luzon, Baguio City (pop. 350,000) is a colorful, multicultural city full of diversity. Baguio City’s artistic culture ranges from crafts and folk art expressions to woodcarving, silver craft, weaving and tattooing. Today, 56 local institutions are directly devoted to the sector, totaling a gross receipt of US$1,113,258 million. Although crafts and folk art represent an essential cornerstone of the city’s local trade and creative tourism economy, Baguio City works towards developing the sector’s sustainability through intergenerational transfer of knowledge and skills.
As a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, Baguio City envisages:
- initiating the development of Creative Centers dedicated to supporting crafts and folk art, offering workshops, studios, design laboratories, exhibit areas as well as open collaborative spaces for creators and the general public, thus strengthening Baguio’s creative ecosystem;
- setting up the Baguio City Creative Circuit (BCCC) that will physically link existing buildings and venues to showcase Baguio City’s creative spirit, directing the general public towards creativity as an essential element for sustainable urban development;
- involving Creative Cities of Crafts and Folk Arts, as well as members from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (or ASEAN), to take part in the festivals and activities, and providing them dedicated spaces to display creative crafts and folk artworks; and
- developing partnerships with members of the Network in order to share best practices and promote mutual understanding.
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8.9.2 List of Cultural and Art Festivities (for Creative Cities); Cultural Exchange Activities; Cultural Awareness Workshops in the Sustainable Development Goals
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8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.
Related 8.9.2 List of Cultural and Art Festivities (for Creative Cities); Cultural Exchange Activities; Cultural Awareness Workshops Targets
By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products