National Policy Frameworks that Support Experimental Arts in a Global Context

Co-hosted by Australia Council for the Arts,
14 June 2013, Australia

Hosted by the Australia Council for the Arts and IFACCA, the mini-summit on National Policy Frameworks that Support Experimental Arts Practice in a Global Context was held on Friday 14 June 2013 in Sydney, Australia, coinciding with the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Arts (   The mini-summit brought together a number of IFACCA member countries, including Canada, Denmark, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, as well as a selection of experts on this topic.

The mini-summit drew on the findings of the Australia Council’s May 2013 forum on national experimental arts (, including those related to the importance of trust, international engagement and collaborations, how to foster experimentation and risk in different settings, and opening up knowledge and critical discourse.

The mini-summit investigated ideas, approaches and responses to supporting experimental arts practice in a global context and participants identified topics to explore that covered artistic processes, funding programmes and decision making, policy initiatives, and valuing and advocating for experimental work.

A report from the mini-summit has been published in English, French and Spanish and is available here  The report will inform further discussions planned to take place as part of the programme for the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture to be held in Santiago, Chile on 13-16 January 2014.
Further information on IFACCA’s work in relation to new media arts policy is also available at the above link.