The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of national agencies arts funding. Created in December 2000, its purpose is to improve the capacity and effectiveness of government agencies arts funding in order to benefit society through networking, advocacy and research arts.

To meet its objectives, IFACCA has initiated various projects. One of them is the World Summit on Culture and the Arts triennial event whose purpose 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 creativity.

The 6th World Summit will be organized jointly with the National Council of Culture and Arts of Chile (CNCA) and will take place in Santiago, Chile, from 13 to January 16, 2014. The theme of this Summit, which takes place for the first time in Latin America, will be Creative Times: new models of cultural development.

Previous World Summits
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, five World Summits have been held: 

Ottawa, Canada 2000
Singapore, 2003
NewcastleGateshead, England 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa 2009
Melbourne, Australia 2011