The World Summit on Arts and Culture brings together national arts councils, ministries of culture, arts and cultural policy makers, community leaders, and artists from around the world. It provides a unique platform to exchange experiences and ideas about vital issues affecting public support for the arts, culture and creativity at national and global levels.

The last Summit was attended by 420 delegates from 90 countries, including those from

• National and Affiliate Members of IFACCA
• arts funding agencies
• ministers of culture and other ministry representatives
• policy makers
• senior arts leaders
• cultural industry sector, arts companies
• community arts organisations
• arts supporters and advocates
• artists and cultural workers
• arts representative bodies and networks
• Federal, State and Local Government officials
• researchers and academics
• arts educators and administrators
• corporate sponsors
• private foundations
• international media


The Summit provides a distinctive platform for delegates to:

  • discuss and exchange experiences and ideas about key issues affecting public support for the arts and creativity
  • engage in insightful, stimulating debate and discussions among policy makers within the context of contemporary global and national challenges
  • challenge or affirm current practices by benchmarking good practice
  • create networking opportunities to build relationships and potential partnerships
  • develop the objectives and interests of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies