Americas Chapter

28 September 2020, International

The Americas Chapter of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies was formed at a meeting of members in 2014 at the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Santiago, co-hosted by the National Council for Culture and the Arts, Chile (CNCA).

Below, you can find information on:




The current members of the Americas Chapter are:

• Ministry of Culture, Argentina
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Bahamas
• National Institute of Culture & History, Belize
• Canada Council for the Arts
• Cayman National Cultural Foundation, Cayman Islands
 Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, Chile
• Ministerio de Cultura, Cuba
• Ministry of Culture of El Salvador
• National Trust of Guyana
• Secretaría de Cultura, Mexico
• Secretaría Nacional de Cultura, Presidencia de la República, Paraguay
• Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay
• National Endowment for the Arts, USA 


Current affiliates of the Americas Chapter:

• Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
• State Secretary for Culture of Mato Grosso, Brazil
• Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada
• Ontario Arts Council, Canada
• Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, USA




Members in the Americas have held 12 regional meetings to date

  • Stockholm, Sweden, May 2023
  • Mexico City, Mexico, September 2022
  • Virtual meeting, August 2022
  • Virtual meeting, November 2021
  • Virtual meeting, March 2021
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2019
  • Ottawa, Canada, May 2018
  • Valletta, Malta, October 2016 
  • San José, Costa Rica, April 2014
  • Santiago, Chile, January 2014
  • Melbourne, Australia, October 2011
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2009