Call for Expressions of Interest: 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture 2022

IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies,
28 February 2018, International

The World Summit brings together representatives from national arts councils and ministries of culture, policy makers, researchers, leaders and artists from the arts and culture sector from around the world to address key questions and issues that affect public support for the arts and culture. It stimulates international cooperation and provides a forum in which delegates can engage in discussions, connect with international peers, and share knowledge and expertise.

Previous Summits have been extremely successful, attended by key figures in government and the arts from approximately 80 countries, and have attracted national and international media coverage.

Previous World Summits on Arts and Culture have been held in:

  • Ottawa, Canada 2000
  • Singapore 2003
  • NewcastleGateshead, England 2006
  • Johannesburg, South Africa 2009
  • Melbourne, Australia 2011
  • Santiago, Chile 2014
  • Valletta, Malta, 2016

The 8th World Summit will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11-14 March 2019. Find more information at

Selection Process

The selection of the host for the 9th World Summit will take place in two stages:

1.  Expression of Interests
     (submitted April 2018, shortlist notification June 2018)

2.  Final Proposals from shortlisted EOIs
     (submitted September 2018, notification November 2018)

Guidelines for Expressions of Interest and Final Proposals - including the selection process timeline - are available here

The submission deadline for Expressions of Interest is 15 April 2018.

If you are interested in submitting an EOI and wish to discuss your plans, please contact Meredith Okell, Communications and Engagement Manager at or +61 2 9215 9018.