Report on the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture

IFACCA - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies,
19 July 2023, International


The Report on the 9th World Summit offers insight into the knowledge, experience and perspectives shared by speakers and delegates on the topic of safeguarding artistic freedom at the 9th World Summit on Arts and Culture that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2023. It presents a summary of the Summit discussions around the three themes: rights to artistic freedoms: understanding barriers and threats; responsibilities in artistic freedoms: creating and maximising opportunities; and the practice of artistic freedoms: inspiring tools for a vibrant future.


It is available for download in English and Spanish


The 9th World Summit, co-hosted by IFACCA and the Swedish Arts Council, brought together more than 400 people from 90 countries, including leading policy makers, researchers, managers and practitioners from the arts, culture, and related sectors. Featuring a diverse range of discussion formats, the Summit programme explored the theme ‘Safeguarding Artistic Freedom.’