Report on the 7th World Summit released

IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies,
19 January 2017, International


In October 2016 IFACCA and Arts Council Malta welcomed over 400 delegates from 90 countries to the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Valletta, Malta. The Opening Ceremony took place at historic Fort St Elmo, where delegates were formally welcomed and enjoyed a vibrant showcase of Maltese arts and culture with spectacular performances from Moveo Dance Company and NAFRA Folk Ensemble, as well as an array of culinary treats.

Over the three days that followed, speakers and delegates explored the theme At the Crossroads? Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century and addressed a number of critical issues: from the impact of multilateral trade negotiations on cultural policies and how we can advocate for freedom of expression and cultural rights, to changing the way arts and culture are supported and identifying how we can lead for the future. The Summit Report provides an overview of programme highlights, attendance and key themes from the 7th World Summit on Arts & Culture. The report is currently available in English and Spanish, and will soon be available in Portuguese, thanks to the generous support of our partner, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). 

Read the Summit Report in English

Read the Summit Report in Spanish

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