Our vision is a world in which arts and culture thrive and are recognised by governments and peoples for their contribution to society. Our purpose is to support members to succeed and be a global voice advocating for arts and culture.


IFACCA delivers its services through four core functions in which are embedded our values as an organisation:

Interrelated and complementary, these core functions generate a range of outputs – from events and tailored programmes to international dialogue and informed commentary. Underpinning this delivery approach is IFACCA’s commitment to responsiveness. That means being aware of the contexts and interests of our diverse membership of government and cultural agencies; engaging with key partners and civil society on critical matters affecting arts and cultural policy; and seeking innovative and efficient ways to fulfil our purpose.

The Strategic Plan ensures that we deliver our objectives for members and the sectors they represent; it also reflects our aspirations and contributions to the international arts and culture community. Since IFACCA was established in 2001, our Strategic Plan has been reviewed every three years, informed by a wide range of analysis, consultation, discussion and direct feedback from our members.

In 2015, we marked our fifteenth year operating in the arts and cultural policy field, and embarked on a new phase as a mature, trusted service organisation that is regarded internationally for excellent work by members and partners alike. We aspire to continue to deliver the highest quality services to members, and to act as a global voice for the arts and culture. To achieve these goals, we have moved to a five-year planning cycle that will allow us to remain focussed and enhance our offer to members. The Strategic Plan 2015–2020 will advance our vision and create a pathway to our organisation’s twentieth anniversary in 2020.  

Full details of the Strategic Plan are available in EnglishSpanish and French.