We are pleased to confirm that Ms Kristin Danielsen, Executive Director, Kulturdirektoratet - Arts and Culture Norway will take over as the new Chair of the IFACCA Board on 1 July 2023, after four years under the Chairmanship of Mr Simon Brault from the Canada Council for the Arts. This was announced on 5 May 2023 at the close of the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Danielsen joined the IFACCA Board at the General Assembly in Mexico City in September 2022 and is currently Deputy Chair of the Board.
The IFACCA Board welcomed Mr Nicholas Moyo, Executive Director, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe on 30 April 2023. He also takes over as the Chair of IFACCA’s Africa Regional Chapter at IFACCA. Mr Moyo, a seasoned arts administrator (and artist), brings extensive experience in arts management spanning over 28 years.
At the conclusion of the World Summit, Mr Dennis Marita, Director of Culture, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Solomon Islands and Mr Patrick Sam, Chairperson, National Arts Council of Namibia concluded their terms as members of the IFACCA Board. Mr Marita joined the IFACCA Board in February 2018. Over these five years, he has been an active Board member and Co-Chair of our Pacific Chapter, especially ensuring the voice of the small island states are heard and visible in the work of the Federation. A particularly noteworthy achievement was the delivery of the Melanesian Arts Festival providing the Federation with such an important platform. Mr Sam joined the IFACCA Board in 2019 and served as a key voice for Africa in all IFACCA discussions and engagement as Chair of our Africa Chapter. Among his achievements is the realisation of the Art Summit for Southern Africa in August 2018 under his leadership. We wish Mr Marita and Mr Sam all the very best and thank them for their devoted commitment to the federation and to advancing arts and culture as a public good.