Left to right: Ignacio Aliaga Riquelme, Janet Archer, Tony Grybowski, Marcos Kisil, Simon Mellor, Carolina Biquard, Timothy J. McClimon, Magdalena Moreno Mujica, Facundo Gómez Minujín & Simon Brault.
Image: International Forum on Public and Private Investment in Arts and Culture, Argentina.
Credit: Fondo Nacional de las Artes, photo by Ricardo Maciel.
From 21 to 24 November 2016, Magdalena Moreno Mujica, IFACCA’s Deputy Director participated in the International Forum on Public and Private Investment in Arts and Culture in Argentina hosted by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
The purpose of this gathering was to bring together leaders of public and private institutions that invest in arts and culture using innovative models. The programme included a retreat at UNESCO’s stunning Villa Ocampo Observatory in San Isidro, as well as a public forum at the Central Bank in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Ms Moreno Mujica presented examples from around the world, as well as research that IFACCA has been conducting in the areas of public/private investment.
- Ignacio Aliaga Riquelme, Director, Promotion of Arts and Culture Department, National Council for Culture and the Arts, Chile
- Janet Archer, CEO, Creative Scotland
- Enrique Avogadro, Secretary of Creativity and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Argentina
- Carolina Biquard, President of the National Fund for the Arts, Argentina
- Simon Brault, CEO, Canada Council for the Arts
- Tony Grybowski, CEO, Australia Council for the Arts
- Marcos Kisil, Founder and Strategic Consultant, Social Development Institute, Brazil
- Simon Mellor, Deputy Chief Executive, Arts Council England
- Magdalena Moreno Mujica, Deputy Director IFACCA
- Timothy J. McClimon, President of the American Express Foundation
The key themes that emerged were the changing nature of the sector and the need for meaningful partnerships and collaborations, and participants discussed a broad range of investment opportunities related to grant-giving, including tax incentives, loans schemes, match funding, and endowments, amongst many others.
The international guests were delighted with the Argentinian hospitably and the breadth of Argentina's cultural life. It was evident that audience development in the city of Buenos Aires is strong, however, it was flagged that engaging other regions and supporting a decentralised model is critical.
IFACCA plans to deliver a report on private investment in the arts in 2017. In the meantime, for more information on related topics, visit our Financing of Culture page.