Young Artists and Authors Showcase
The Birmingham Sister Cities Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is a local contest spotlighting student creativity connected to an annual theme set each year by Sister Cities International. The 2024 theme is “ClimateScape: Resilient Cities for Tomorrow’s Climate”. As a Sister Cities International member, our top local entries will advance to the global showcase.
Uniting People and Places
Step into Birmingham’s global neighborhood
Our city thrives on melding diverse viewpoints and traditions. In a global neighborhood, individuals and communities strive to build bridges, promote dialogue, and collaborate on projects and efforts that foster peace, understanding, and sustainable, mutually beneficial growth and development.
From cultural exchanges and educational initiatives to humanitarian efforts and business partnerships, Sister Cities is ultimately transcending geographic borders to connect people.
Ours is a world of cultural wonder, global education, and economic advancement. A world of boundless international opportunity.
Increasing international opportunity
What we do
Our core initiatives serve to strengthen the connections between Birmingham and its numerous Sister Cities. We promote cultural exchanges, facilitate economic trade and development, and aim to increase Birmingham’s visibility and stature on the world stage.
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From festivals to seminars, our curated list of international events offers something for everyone and provides opportunities to experience the magic of cultural immersion while celebrating the beauty of diversity.