International Relationships & Exchange

Relationships are central to how we foster meaningful, effective and lasting international exchange; leverage our collective leadership; and strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of government arts and culture agencies. The Secretariat builds and nurtures international relationships with – and between – National Member institution executive leaders and their staff; as well as Affiliate institutions, experts, and representatives from the wider international community, including across sectors. These relationships enhance the capacity of our membership – both individually and collectively – and are founded on principles of inclusion, reciprocity and mutual learning. Our engagement activities bring together plural voices and perspectives; are peer-led; and respond to the needs of members in their work to advance arts and culture in their national contexts.