IFACCA meets with its members worldwide

In recent months, since the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Santiago de Chile, various staff of the IFACCA Secretariat have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 40 of the federation's members and potential members. more >

Latest Announcements

IFACCA develops a cultural policy database

We are delighted to announce that IFACCA has been undertaking a new project that looks at collecting information on the cultural policies and policy structures in 215 countries and regions around the world. A draft version of each country’s cultural policy information is currently being sent to key contacts in each country (where applicable, the IFACCA member organisation), for their feedback on its accuracy. more >

IFACCA membership – join us today!

There are many ways to be involved in IFACCA’s activities, in particular by becoming a national or affiliate member.  An outline of membership benefits for both national and affiliate members is available at: , the most important being the opportunities to connect with your colleagues from around the world, and to participate in IFACCA-facilitated information-sharing, networking, advocacy and capacity-building.more >

Save the date! 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture: 18 to 21 October 2016 in Malta

IFACCA and Arts Council Malta are pleased to announce that  the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture will be held in Valletta, Malta, from Tuesday 18 October to Friday 21 October, 2016.more >

Latest International News

Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production

From October 30 till November 23, 2014, the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude are carrying out the project 'Public Library. Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production'. It consists of an exhibition – which acts in the same time as an open laboratory and a 'scandromat' – at the Kunstverein's platform Querungen (Traversals) as well as a conference that will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2014 at the Kunstverein and Akademie Schloss Solitude.more >

Changes to Lottery funding rule will hurt arts

The National Lottery is an important lifeline to millions of South Africans. As a result of its grants, excellent work is done by NGOs and NPC’s around South Africa. All are important, vital even, to the soul, health and economy of our fragile society. Thus it is with distress that we read of the proposed regulation changes published by the Department of Trade and Industry. more >

Industry bodies call for tax break to support creative businesses

Two industry bodies have united to call for a tax relief scheme to support training and development in the creative industries.more >

Latest National Arts Agency News

Strategies for children’s and youth’s encounter with art and culture

Everything starts with children and young people. That’s why art and culture should be an integrated part of all children’s and young people’s life from a very early age.more >

Celebrating innovation and diversity with Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014

From Sonny Bill’s tattoo artist, to an ‘Afakasi’ storyteller, to the first Tongan woman to graduate from the Elam School of Fine Arts, the line up for this year’s Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards celebrates excellence and innovation in Pacific arts.  Established in 1996, the annual awards acknowledge the richness and diversity of high-quality Pacific art in Aotearoa, with awards for emerging and established artists and for heritage and contemporary artforms.more >

Malta Culture Calendar

The Arts Council Malta (ACM) is in the process of collecting data on cultural events that are scheduled for January, February and March 2015 to be published on its website >