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Current Members

  • Adelaide Festival Centre – Adelaide, Australia

  • Alserkal Avenue – Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
  • Auckland Live– Auckland, New Zealand
  • Barangaroo Delivery Authority – Sydney, Australia
  • Better Bankside – London, UK

  • Brooklyn Cultural District (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance) – Brooklyn, New York, USA

  • Canberra Theatre Centre – Canberra, Australia

  • City of Providence Art, Culture + Tourism Department – Providence, Rhode Island, USA

  • City of Sydney – Sydney, Australia

  • Culture Mile (Barbican Centre, Museum of London, City of London Corporation) – London, UK

  • Dallas Arts District – Dallas, Texas, USA

  • East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London, UK
  • Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) – London, UK
  • Genesis Holdings – Beijing, China

  • Grand Center Arts District – St. Louis, Missouri, USA

  • Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas – New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura – Lugano, Switzerland

  • Melbourne Arts Precinct (represented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Recital Centre) – Melbourne, Australia 
  • MuseumsQuartier Wien – Vienna, Austria

  • National Museum of Singapore and Bras Basah Bugis Arts and Heritage District – Singapore

  • Navy Pier – Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy – Miami Beach, Florida, USA

  • Paris La Défense – Paris, France

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Quartier des Spectacles Partnership – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • RAB / BKO (Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles/Brussels Kunstenoverleg) – Brussels, Belgium
  • The Kuwait National Cultural District – Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • The Lowry / Salford Quays – Salford, UK
  • The Music Center – Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The Sharjah Museums Authority – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  • The Temple Bar Company – Dublin, Ireland
  • The Toledo Museum of Arts – Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • The William Penn Foundation – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Theater District Houston – Houston, Texas, USA

  • Times Square Alliance – New York, USA

  • West Kowloon Cultural District Authority – Hong Kong, China

Affiliate Members 

  • Jason Bruges Studios – London, UK
  • BuroHappold – Bath, UK

About GCDN

An initiative of AEA Consulting, the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is an independent, international association committed to improving the quality of urban life through the contribution of the arts, culture and creative industries. 

The network fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for creative and cultural districts, quarters and clusters in widely diverse contexts, providing rich and rewarding opportunities for cross fertilization and exchange. 

The forum engages leaders and opinion formers in culture and in urban development through convenings, research and collaboration in order to inform global, local and sectoral agendas.

The next global convening will take place in Singapore, late summer 2019.

Membership and Benefits

  • Regular convenings to share emerging best practices, hear expert panels, and discuss the place of cultural precedents and complexes in urban policy such as travel and tourism;

  • Access to members-only virtual forum for detailed sharing of information among members and discussion of opportunities and challenges on-line;

  • Access to members-only virtual roundtables and webinars;

  • Opportunities to establish strategic bilateral and multilateral partnerships for content, programming, skills training, and knowledge transfer;

  • Access to general research by AEA Consulting and others on topics of common interest. 

For more information on how to become a GCDN member, please fill out this form.