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As the year draws to a close, we dedicate this ACORNS to arts and culture news past, present and yet to come. For our international community the year opened with new appointments and inspiring opportunities, as well as challenges that highlighted the need for advocacy for arts and culture in changing times.
All things data and digital are on our minds of late. We have started work on our forthcoming 2018 report on digitalisation and its impact on arts and culture support agencies; and data is proving a large part of our future thinking as we respond to member feedback and look at ways in which we can enhance our services.
Last month we held the 14th European Chapter meeting in Aarhus, Denmark, bringing together 30 representatives from 18 IFACCA Member countries from the region to discuss a range of topics and common challenges. The public value of the arts was one area of in-depth conversation and - to give our international readers a sense of what is happening in the region - in this issue, we look to how governments across Europe are responding to public value in the recent spate of budget announcements for 2018.
The important role of arts and culture for the lives of people across generations has been a consistent theme in the headlines in the last month. The National Arts Council, Singapore has recently released the findings of Arts for Ageing Well, a two year study which looked at the impact of arts engagement for Singaporeans aged 50 and over. The research looked at both attendance and participation, and the findings support growing evidence that seniors engaged in the arts experience a greater sense of mental and physical wellbeing.
With this edition of ACORNS, we introduce Magdalena Moreno Mujica, IFACCA’s new Executive Director. ‘I am honoured to take on the stewardship of this great institution to lead its next phase. IFACCA has a trajectory of 16 years established at a time when the tools for connecting with colleagues from around the world were limited.
With this edition of ACORNS, we pay tribute to Sarah Gardner, IFACCA’s founding Executive Director, networker extraordinaire and global advocate for arts and culture. After sixteen years witnessing the world’s arts and cultural policy landscape while building IFACCA into a unique organisation with a highly respected international voice, Sarah will be handing over to Magdalena Moreno on 1 August and we have asked her to reflect on ACORNS during that time.