We strongly believe in the value of collaboration. In addition to working closely with our members, we work with a range of partners that share our values and advance global action for arts and culture, including international networks, agencies, foundations and organisation.
Our current partners include:
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes understanding, strengthens relationships and facilitates cooperation between the people, institutions and organisations of Asia and Europe. ASEF enhances dialogue and encourages collaboration across the fields of culture, economy, education, governance, public health and sustainable development. The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies and ASEF have partnered on a number of initiatives including workshops and research projects, including WorldCP-Asia. The Foundation has also provided invaluable support to our World Summits on Arts and Culture, as official supporters of the Summits in Malta (2016), Australia (2011) and Singapore (2003).
Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat (MSG)
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) facilitates cooperation and dialogue among its members in the Pacific region. The MSG Secretariat supports members to promote stability and implement policies that improve the livelihood of people in the region, with focus on heritage, diverse cultures, and the protection of human rights.
The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies and MSG Secretariats have a Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed in September 2018. Under the MOU we share information and collaborate on activities of shared interest to our members.
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The Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI)
The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) is an international governmental organisation that fosters cooperation among Ibero-American countries in the fields of education, science, technology and culture in the context of the integral development, democracy and regional integration. The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies and OEI have an ongoing partnership guided by a five-year Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed at the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture in October 2016. Under the MOU we share information on relevant activities and collaborate on initiatives.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization fosters international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies is an official UNESCO NGO Partner with consultative status. In this capacity the Secretariat represents members at Committee sessions, meetings and consultations. We also maintain regular contact to exchange relevant information between our organisations. Many of our member countries are signatories to UNESCO Conventions, we partner with UNESCO where possible to assist members in activities related to their implementation.
Magdalena Moreno Mujica, IFACCA’s Executive Director, is also a member of the 2019-2022 EU/UNESCO Expert Facility aimed at supporting initiatives for the implementation and promotion of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
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Partners with whom we regularly work also include:
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We maintain regular contact and share relevant information between our organisations. The British Council is one of our longest-standing supporters of the World Summit on Arts and Culture, having supported the first (Canada, 2000), second (Singapore 2003), third (England, 2006), fourth (South Africa, 2009), fifth (Australia, 2011), sixth (Chile, 2014), seventh (Malta, 2016), and eighth (Malaysia, 2019) World Summits.
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The Commonwealth Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to strengthening people’s participation in all aspects of public dialogue, to act together and learn from each other to build democratic societies. The Foundation seeks to ensure that policy and government institutions are more effective contributors to development through the influence of civic voices. We maintain regular contact and share relevant information between our organisations. The Commonwealth Foundation is another of our longstanding supporters of the World Summit on Arts and Culture, Chaving supported the second (Singapore 2003), third (England, 2006), fourth (South Africa, 2009), fifth (Australia, 2011), and seventh (Malta, 2016), and eighth (Malaysia, 2019) World Summits, particularly through its cultural initiative, Commonwealth Writers.
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United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) supports international cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programmes, networks and partnerships to build the capacities of local governments. We maintain regular contact and share relevant information between our organisations. We have also worked with UCLG on initiatives including a research report on the relationship between national and local governments in relation to cultural policy, and a declaration on the inclusion of culture in the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with UCLG’s Committee on Culture and others.
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We have also worked in partnership with:
- Al Mawred Al Thaqafy - Culture Resource
- Arterial Network
- Arts Network Asia
- Culture Action Europe
- ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts
- ERICarts - European Research Institute for Comparative Cultural Policy and the Arts
- Ettijahat Independent Culture
- European Cultural Foundation
- ICCPR - International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
- IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts
- IFCCD - International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
- Julie’s Bicycle
- On the move – Cultural mobility information network
- Pacific Community (SPC)
- Salzburg Global Seminar