From 1 to 5 October, the Turkish Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art will be holding the third edition of its Dumlupınar Çini and Handicraft Festival. Organized by the Municipality and Dumlupınar University, Kütahya will showcase its rich expertise in çini making – a ceramic ware using glass powder, quartz and clay. As a newly designated UNESCO Creative City, Kütahya will also share its experience in managing cultural and creative industries through strong public-private partnerships.
Young generations of craftsmen, especially from the Dumlupınar University Fine Arts Department and the Vocational School of Fine Arts, will have the opportunity to learn from various artists and masters coming from different universities worldwide.
Experience sharing will be at the core of the event, during which other UCCN member cities will take part to discuss the similarities and differences in the management of culture and creativity at the city level.
The other stakeholders of the Festival are the Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber of Çini Artists, the ONG KUGIAD and Zafer Development Agency.