IFACCA joins other culture networks to press for recognition of culture in the SDGs

IFACCA and six other key international culture networks have written to the Co-Chairs of the UN’s Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) regarding the place of culture in the goals for development in the next 15 years. more >

Latest Announcements

IFACCA Board Meets in Suva

The Board of IFACCA, the world’s federation of national arts councils and culture ministries, concluded today its 39th meeting in Suva, having set the organisation’s direction for the next four years.more >

IFACCA Board to meet in Fiji

The IFACCA board will meet in Suva, Fiji, on 22-23 July, hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Fiji Department of National Heritage, Culture and the Arts, and the Fiji Arts Council.more >

Report on the 2005 UNESCO Convention in Asia

IFACCA has today published Analytical Report: Cultural Policies and the 2005 UNESCO Convention in Asia. The report, commissioned by UNESCO, aims to provide an overview of national policies and measures implemented by Parties in Asia in regard to the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.more >

Latest International News

Ministerio de Cultura realizará actividades sobre la afrodescendencia

El Ministerio de Cultura de la República Dominicana realizará una serie de actividades para promover la diversidad cultural, el turismo y la cooperación internacional, dentro del marco del Corredor Cultural Caribe, que incluye la valoración y promoción de la afrodescendencia en la cultura dominicana.more >

Minister calls for narrowing of cultural gap

China will invest more to build public cultural services in underdeveloped regions and for such groups as the elderly, children and migrant workers, aiming to narrow the cultural development gap, the culture minister said on Tuesday.more >

Private Patrons Replace Greek Arts Funding

Since Greece’s financial collapse in 2010 EU, ECB and IMF ordered austerity measures have forced the state to cease any non-essential expenditure to allow the Greek economy to recover. The measures have crippled Greece’s contemporary arts scene.more >

Latest National Arts Agency News

MCYS receives $1.3M for 5th Pan Minors Literacy programme from Republic Bank

This morning the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony received a cheque valuing $1.3M from Republic Bank for sponsorship of the 5th Right Start Pan Minors Music Literacy programme.more >

Reúne Coloquio Iberoamericano a especialistas de primer nivel en crítica de arte

Especialistas en crítica de arte provenientes de España, Argentina, Colombia, Estados Unidos, Cuba y México han comenzado a reflexionar sobre esta actividad, vital para la vida cultural, que invita a pensar, ver y comprender la creación artística.more >

Iberoamerican Symposium on art critics

Experts in art criticism from Spain, Argentina, Colombia, United States, Cuba and Mexico met to discuss art critism - an activitiy vital for cultural life that invites to understand, see and think of artistic creation.  more >