~ Chennai was recently included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO's) Creative Cities Network for Contribution in Music.
~ Chennai is the third Indian city on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities list after Jaipur (added as City of Music) and Varanasi (City of Crafts and Folk Art) were added last year.
~ UNESCO's Creative Cities Network was launched in 2004. It aims to foster international cooperation with and between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.
~ It includes cities within its seven creative fields
- Crafts and Folk Art
- Media Arts