The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the worldwide network of national arts funding agencies. IFACCA is dedicated to improving good practice in arts and cultural policy development, arts funding, audience development and public access to the arts. Inaugurated in December 2000, it aims to improve the capacity and effectiveness of government arts funding agencies to benefit society through networking, advocacy and research.
Its objectives are to:
• 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, and convening international forums to address key concerns
• Consolidate the collective knowledge of government arts funding agencies by improving the management and sharing of information and ideas and brokering joint-commissioning of resources, research and analysis
• Enhance cooperation and promote understanding between government arts funding agencies, and between them and other key international networks and organisations by facilitating networking and brokering of collaborative projects and promoting awareness of the role of the Federation
• 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, and stimulating dialogue about the impact of the arts and the relationship between the arts and other arenas of public policy
• Provide relevant, responsive and accountable services to members of the Federation by ensuring effective communications with members and best practice in corporate governance and managing financial, human and information resources ethically and efficiently.
Through sharing information and expertise with their international colleagues, IFACCA’s member agencies are not only better fulfilling their own goals of supporting the arts and cultural diversity, but are helping others to do the same. IFACCA’s unique cooperative approach is leading the way to stronger, better informed, government support for the arts.
IFACCA has more than 70 national members that are representing countries from all of the world’s continents, arts councils or ministries of culture, whose common role is to support the arts and culture through funding and promotion. In addition, IFACCA has over 50 affiliate members that are organisations committed to public support for the arts.
IFACCA’s main projects include the IFACCA website, ACORNS news bulletin, World Summits, mini-summits, D’Art research, ConnectCP, WorldCP and Good Practice Guides. IFACCA’s secretariat is based in Sydney, Australia.
For more information, visit the IFACCA website.