The Creative Urban Initiative Platform, CUIP, is a community-based, user-generated interactive map and directory of art, culture, architecture, advocacy, urban development and interdisciplinary initiatives and organizations. CUIP also provides a calendar of events by emerging initiatives focusing on the city and public space.
CUIP Cairo was launched in 2013 by CLUSTER as the Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform, as an attempt to document the proliferation of art, culture and urban initiatives following the 2011 Revolution. Starting with 35 initiatives, CUIP Cairo now hosts over 400 initiatives and offers valuable resources including an archive of events over the past several years.
In 2017, CUIP was rebranded as Creative Urban Initiatives Platform, and extended to Amman through a partnership between CLUSTER, the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University, and Studio-X Amman. In 2021, CLUSTER in partnership with Blue Fish, Tunis and with support from the Arab Fund for Art and Culture-AFAC launched CUIP Tunis.