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19 May 2011

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture. Its vision is a world in which the arts are valued in themselves and for their contribution to strengthening communities and enriching lives. Its mission is to improve the capacity and effectiveness of government arts funding agencies to benefit society through networking, advocacy and research.

IFACCA objectives are to:

1. Support the leadership of government arts funding agencies with a well-informed, global perspective on issues affecting arts and cultural policy by

  • improving access to knowledge about best-practices in public support for the arts and culture

  • convening international forums to address key concerns

2. Consolidate the collective knowledge of arts councils and culture agencies by

  • improving the management and sharing of information and ideas

  • brokering joint-commissioning of resources, research and analysis

3. Build networks, promote understanding and enhance cooperation between arts councils and national arts agencies by

  • facilitating networking and brokering of collaborative projects

  • promoting awareness of the role of the Federation

4. Promote the value of public investment in a diversity of arts and cultural practices by

  • developing resources to assist national arts agencies to advocate the benefit of the arts to the community

  • stimulating dialogue about the impact of the arts and the relationship between the arts and other arenas of public policy

5. Provide relevant, responsive and accountable services to members of the Federation by

  • ensuring effective communications with members and best practice in corporate governance

  • managing financial, human and information resources ethically and efficiently.