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Malayer, Lalejin designated as “creatative cities” of Iranian culture and art

IRANIANS DAILY – The cities of Lalejin and Malayer in Hamedan province were introduced in the handicrafts sector as a network of creative cities in the country.
The first phase of this project started in the summer of 1398 by announcing the call and readiness of 367 cities for participation and then by holding cultural and artistic programming workshops with the presence of representatives of Islamic Culture and Guidance Departments, each city municipality and the head of cultural and artistic associations of all participating cities. Provincial centers, including Hamedan, were held.

After the workshops, the cities presented their programs along with the documents, and after several stages of judging 143 cities in 9 subject areas: music, literature, handicrafts and traditional, visual arts, performing arts, fashion and clothing, cinema, media and press and printing. And the packaging made it to the semi-finals.

According to indicators such as attention to local, regional, national capacities and religious values ​​(religious and religious) in the design and implementation of programs, a lasting impact on promoting the culture and art of the city, public participation and activists in the field of culture and art and support of large commercial companies , Factories and executive agencies to finance and invest in the development and implementation of programs, creativity and innovation in programs, attention to cultural and artistic infrastructure, executive capabilities and guarantees, background and records of each city in the relevant field according to the jury; In the final stage, 60 cities were selected and became members of the first period of the network of creative cities of culture and art in various subjects.
In the field of handicrafts, Lalejin and Malayer cities of Hamedan province, along with Meybod cities of Yazd, Zanjan, Sirjan cities of Kerman province, Semnan, Maud of South Khorasan province, Koozekanan of East Azerbaijan province, Minoodasht of Golestan province and Kish of Hormozgan province Introduced as a network of creative cities.

Malayer, formerly Dowlatabad, is a city and capital of Malayer County, Hamadan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 153,748, in 40,750 families. The second largest city of the province, Malayer has a reputation for rug weaving and has some popular parks



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