In Lyon, Culture has an essential place. It mobilizes 19% of the municipal budget, in second position behind Education. This situation is the result of a history, a legacy, the City of Lyon has always linked culture and development. The classification of the central part of the city on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998 and the creation of the Festival of Lights in 1999 have stimulated a renewal of Lyon cultural and event policy. The city of Lyon is providing with the different actors in order to support an open, innovative and socially-oriented creative eco-system.