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
• Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife, Malawi
• National Arts Council of Namibia
• Ministère de la Renaissance Culturelle, Arts, Modernisation Sociale, 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:

Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia
Heritage Foundation, Seychelles
Mnistry of Tourism and Arts, Department of Arts and Culture, Zambia




Members in Africa have held 10 regional meetings to date:

  • 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