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31 Jul 2023

10th World Summit on Arts and Culture 2026 expressions of interest

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is calling for expressions of interest to host the 10th World Summit on Arts and Culture, to be held in 2026. 

The World Summit on Arts and Culture is organised by IFACCA in partnership with one of its National Members. The Summit is a highly participatory platform that brings together representatives from national arts councils and ministries of culture, policy makers, researchers, leaders and artists from the arts and culture sector from around the world to address key questions and issues that affect public support for the arts and culture. 

The Summit fosters international cooperation and provides a forum in which delegates can engage in discussions, connect with international peers, and share knowledge and expertise. 

Proposal requirements include:

  • Only current National Members of IFACCA may submit a bid. However, National Members may bid in partnership with an Affiliate Member or other national, sub-national and municipal government agency in their country. 
  • The Summit will take place over 4 days and will be attended by approximately 350 delegates. 
  • Hosts will assist with the delivery of the IFACCA General Assembly, Executive Leaders’ Seminar and other member activities which will be organised to coincide with the Summit. 
  • The language of the Summit may be English, French or Spanish. Where none of these are the official language of the host country, English will be used.
  • The Summit will take place in 2026. However, hosts may propose the time of year best suited to holding the event. 

World Summit on Arts and Culture expression of interest guidelines

Deadline: 31 July 2023 

Image: Performance from 2023 Summit.