The Association for Creative Children, a founding member of the Platform for Protecting Children and Their Rights, organized the third edition of the “Children and Cities” event, which focuses on the Turkish cities and sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as part of the 6th EgeArt Days.
The event was organized by the Association for Creative Children jointly with Ege University with the contribution of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, and in cooperation with both Rönesans Gayrimenkul Yatırım A.Ş. and Fotopya Photography Portal in holding a picture exhibition, Aydın Doğan Foundation in holding a cartoon exhibition, Epos 7 Association in holding a plastic arts exhibition titled “Artists at Schools”, as well as with Multi Channel Developers and the Platform for Protecting Children and Their Rights. Some 300 Turkish schools attended the event.
The event is intended to help children interact with others, acquaint themselves with other cultural values in various cities by developing artistic skills, become aware of cultural heritages and contribute to world peace, and to build a bridge with children through which cities can interact more, and among the guests present during the opening ceremony were Didem Çapa, Chairwoman of the Association for Creative Children; Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan, Executive Officer of the Association; Nilüfer Bulut, Chairwoman of the Turkish Businesswomen Association; Esra Oflaz Güvenkaya, Chairwoman of Multi Channel Developers; Figen Özbek, Chairwoman of the Platform for Protecting Children and Their Rights; members of both the Platform for Protecting Children and Their Rights and EPOS7 Association, and many leading artists who participated in the plastic arts exhibition “Artists at Schools” and worked with children. An opening show, “Little Prince in İzmir”, was performed by some 200 children from various cities of Turkey.