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:

• 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




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