The World Summit on Arts and Culture is organised by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) in partnership with one of its National Members every three years. The aim of the Summit is to provide national arts councils, ministries of culture and other agencies the opportunity to discuss key issues of public support for the arts and culture.
The 8th World Summit will be organised jointly with the National Department for Culture and Arts, Malaysia (JKKN), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia and will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 14 March 2019.
Previous World Summits have proven their potential for stimulating international cooperation, learning and information exchange for arts support agencies, artists, arts managers and policy makers worldwide. The World Summits provide an excellent opportunity for strengthening civil society, promoting collaboration between non-profit and government sectors and for equipping artists, arts organisations and institutions to interact in a global and dynamic world.
To date, seven World Summits have been held: