Africa Chapter

21 October 2022, 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
• Eswatini National Council of Arts and Culture
• Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture, Malawi
• National Arts Council of Namibia
• Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Crafts, Niger
National Arts Council of Seychelles
National Arts Council of South Africa
• Basata: National Arts Council, Tanzania           
• Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Togo
• Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Tunisia   
• National Arts Council of Zambia
• National Arts Council of Zimbabwe


Current affiliates of the Africa Chapter:

• National Arts Council of Botswana
• Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States - OACPS
• Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia
Heritage Foundation, Seychelles
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Arts, Zambia
Ministry Of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture of the Republic of Zimbabwe





Members in Africa have held 12 regional meetings to date:

  • Stockholm, Sweden, May 2023
  • Mexico City, Mexico, September 2022
  • Virtual meeting, July 2022
  • Virtual meeting, May 2021
  • Virtual meeting, October 2020
  • 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