Africa Chapter

29 September 2020, International

The Africa Chapter of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies was formed in 2009 during a meeting of members from the region at the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Johannesburg, co-hosted by the National Arts Council of South Africa.

Below you can find information on:



The current members of the Africa Chapter are:

• Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Botswana
• Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Malawi
• National Arts Council of Namibia
• Ministère de la Renaissance Culturelle, Arts, Modernisation Sociale, Niger
National Council for Arts & Culture, Nigeria 
National Arts Council of Seychelles
National Arts Council of South Africa
• Basata: National Arts Council, Tanzania           
• Ministry of Communications, Culture, Sport and Civic Education, Togo
• Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Tunisia   
• National Arts Council of Zambia
• National Arts Council of Zimbabwe

Current affiliates of the Africa Chapter:

Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia
Heritage Foundation, Seychelles
Mnistry of Tourism and Arts, Department of Arts and Culture, Zambia
Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust



Members in Africa have held eight regional meetings to date:

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019
  • Windhoek, Namibia, August 2018
  • Valletta, Malta, October 2016 
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2015 
  • Santiago, Chile, January 2014
  • Melbourne, Australia, October 2011 
  • Harare, Zimbabwe, April 2010
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009